Caution needed with E-scooters

Date Published: 19 April 2021

Lots of people, young and not-so-young, are having fun with e-scooters.

These rechargeable motorised scooters have risen in popularity but what the retailers aren’t telling you is that it’s illegal to ride an e-scooter on a public street, including pavements or cycle tracks.

It’s a source of confusion as push or kick scooters are legal, as are electric bicycles.

You can only use E-scooters on private land, so until official trials are completed and the law changed, if you are seen using an e-scooter in public it may be seized by police. So please respect the law, don’t use an e-scooter in a public place and protect yourself from losing yours.

Find out more information from Lincolnshire Police.

North Kesteven District Council E-scooter poster