Electrical bikes which meet legal requirements do not require you to take out insurance or even for you to own a license. On top of this, they are dirt cheap to run and on average will cost you three pence per mile. With petrol and other fossil fuels alike being in huge demand, the price for fuels is increasing and on average a litre of petrol can be a costly purchase.

While we currently face an economic breakdown, it seems sensible to assume that in the long run, an electric scooter would be a great investment. Finally, alongside the non-existent carbon emissions are the fact that there is very little noise pollution produced from these machines, meaning you won't get many complaints from the neighbors.

Some people are against such electric scooters - not only because they are old fashioned, but because parents may simply believe that walking 100 yards to a friend's house every day (the average distance walked by an American) does not need to be replaced by a battery on wheels.

Today, modern society appears to believe that children are getting lazier. Is this statement alone enough to banish an ingenious tool and toy? Statistics from the most recent large-scale survey in the UK reveal that 25 percent of boys and 33 percent of girls aged between two and 19 years are overweight or obese.

So - what about buying a bicycle instead? You can go as fast as you please, they do not require a license, and you do not have to pay to recharge your legs every night! It could be argued that inventions like electric scooters can increase the levels of obesity.

Moreover, with obesity come a handful of diseases including type-2 diabetes, heart disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), angina, deep vein thrombosis and heart attacks (myocardial infarction).

To conclude, there is no doubt that electrical scooters are another craze amongst young children currently. No, they are not a necessity but neither was a yo-yo or a pogo stick 20 years ago.

Furthermore, let us not forget that obesity and its accompanying health problems are the result of a long-term unhealthy lifestyle. Therefore, as long as children maintain a healthy diet and exercise on a regular basis, then there should not be a problem in purchasing one. After all, they can be a cool, green way of travelling and can be something for the whole family to enjoy.