Lincolnshire Police Advice on E-Scooters
Thinking of buying an e-scooter? Read on.
Lincolnshire Police is reminding parents and guardians that e-scooters are not legal to use on public pavements or roads.
Inspector Jason Baxter said, “Our approach to this will be to engage and educate. When that fails, we will enforce. We know that e-scooters are probably on Christmas lists this year, and may be tempting in the January sales, we just want people to think twice before buying a product that’s so limited in where you can legally use it.”
Whilst our aim is to engage and educate, penalties for using an e-scooter illegally can include seizure of the e-scooter. Below is some useful advice and guidance for anyone thinking of buying or gifting an e-scooter.
- In Lincolnshire, the only place you can legally use an e-scooter is on private land, with the permission of the land owner. Read more about our advice on using e-scooters.
- If you are considering buying an e-scooter, please also read this advice from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue after safety concerns over e-scooters regarding charging and battery storage.
- As part of a trial, rental e-scooters are allowed on public roads and cycle lanes in approved areas in some cities (not currently Lincoln) provided you have the correct licence and follow road traffic regulations. Find out more about e-scooter trials.
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