E Scooters – new rules enabling use

At the end of last year we published the findings of the survey findings on e-scooters which showed that the majority of our sample were unaware of the rules that prevented the growing motorised phenomenon from being used both on public roads and pavements.

The Department for Transport are relaxing the rules on the use of e scooters as of Saturday 4th July in response to the Coronavirus crisis and the need to reduce volume on public transport .

The new provisions will allow the use of e-scooters  provided that they have been rented from authorised provider following the guidelines  and are ridden only on roads. Any use of e-scooters on pavements or riding privately owned  e-scooters on roads or pavements will make the rider liable for a fine .

Please feel free to contact our team of criminal law experts if you have any queries.