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Electric Scooters

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 7744, tabled on 26 May 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps are being taken to tackle inappropriate use of e-scooters.

Answered on

10 June 2021

Enforcement of offences relating to unlawful use of e-scooters is an operational matter for individual Chief Officers of police in conjunction with local policing plans. They decide what offences may be appropriate in individual cases, taking into account the circumstances. A range of offences may apply, including those relating to speeding and dangerous driving, drink and drug driving, as well as insurance and licensing. Users can be fined up to £300, have 6 points put on their driving licence, and the e-scooter can be impounded.