Derbyshire police issue fines warning on rise in use of e-scooters

Derbyshire police teams have issued advice on the laws surrounding e-scooters amid concern growing numbers are illegally being ridden on roads in the county.

Monday, 29th March 2021, 1:11 pm

A number of safer neighbourhood teams in the county have shared warning to people on where they can legally be ridden.

Clay Cross SNT said: “We are seeing a rise in the use of e-scooters and there can sometimes be a bit of confusion on where they are allowed on the roads and what the rules are.

Police have issued a warning after seeing a rise in the use of e-scooters.

“Currently it is illegal to ride a privately owned e-scooter on a public road, cycle lane or pavement in the UK. So you can only legally ride the scooter on your own land –for example your garden or driveway.

“UK law states that if you are found to be riding a privately owned e-scooter that is not being used as part of a government trial, you could be handed a £300 fixed-penalty notice and, if you have one, six points on your driving licence.”

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