Think twice about buying your child an electric scooter, as it can immerse them in warm water.
While it is now common to see electric scooters roaming the city streets, vehicles are illegal in most parts of the country – and offenders could face up to six penalty points and fines.
Wiltshire Police have issued a fresh warning for one of the best-selling gifts in December last year, taking a 14-year-old boy to Salisbury Magistrates’ Court for using an e-scooter despite repeated warnings from officers. after the.
The child did not have a driver’s license due to his young age but his driving record was verified with six points.
She was also fined £ 40 and ordered to pay a 22 surcharge.
High-powered electric scooters can travel at speeds of up to 40 miles per hour, and must have a label on the packaging stating that they are not toys.
Despite their fairly common use by city commuters, rented electric scooters are the only way to legally ride in public places, and it is still illegal to use privately owned e-scooters on public roads. ۔
The ban on public e-scooters includes “roads, sidewalks, parks, town centers or permnades”.
You should not use an e-scooter on the sidewalk. If you have your own e-scooter, you can only ride it on private land.
Police have warned why they are illegal in public places: “This is because e-scooters are classified as Personal Light Electric Vehicles (PLEVs) so treat them like motor vehicles. Is done
“Thus, if they are used on the road, floor or public place, they are subject to the same legal requirements as any motor vehicle.”
“We would legally – on private land – ask anyone using an e-scooter to consider their safety before doing so.”
Using a scooter on the road without a license or insurance can result in a fine of up to 300 and up to six penalty points.
All points of the temporary license will be transferred to the full license if they have not expired.
Inspector Miles Hilbury of the City of London Police’s Roads Policing Unit said: “If you use an e-scooter in any public place in the city, whether on the road, sidewalk or other public place, you are breaking it. There is a law and a lawsuit can be filed.
“While we often issue verbal warnings to criminals for the first time, if you continue to use your e-scooter, our officers will take further action against you.
“Some crimes include driving without a valid license and driving without insurance, which can result in a fine of up to £ 300 and up to six points on your driver’s license if you have one.
“On top of that, your e-scooter can also be confiscated.”