If you buy an e-scooter it will not be legal to use it on public pavements or roads. This is the reminder from Lincolnshire Police today.
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.”
The penalties for using an e-scooter illegally include a fixed penalty notice, a fine of up to £300, up to six penalty points and seizure of the 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.
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.