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. This is a question of UK law, which is being explored by the Government. NKDC has no control over this process or changing the law.
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.
More details from Gov.uk on private use of E-scooters
More details from Gov.uk on trial schemes
Find out more information from Lincolnshire Police about the local response.