E-scooters: Get a Black Friday bargain, not a whole lot of trouble

Crime / Thu 24th Nov 2022 at 04:27pm

EVERYONE IS looking for a bargain this week as we head towards Black Friday but be careful of what you buy and where you buy it. 

The last few years, the popularity of the e-scooter has grown – it’s seen as a fun gift for young people, but there’s a serious side too.

Privately owned e-scooters remain illegal to use on roads and pavements. In fact, the only place they can be used is on private land and with the landowner’s permission.

Of course, you can use a trial e-scooter at several sites across the county without worrying. 

Samantha Wright, Road Crime Operational Manager, advises: “Christmas is marked by giving gifts, but we’d ask you to think again before buying an e-scooter.

“It’s our job to keep all road users safe. They’re not a toy and we need people to understand the legal implications of using one on a road or pavement. We don’t want anyone to be disappointed on Christmas morning when they find out that they can’t test ride it for the first time. Or even worse, it’s seized because road-use is illegal.”

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1 Comment for E-scooters: Get a Black Friday bargain, not a whole lot of trouble:

2022-11-25 00:37:29

You need to police that cycle path between clock tower and the stow.

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