BSB solicitors behind challenge to e scooter laws


Two years ago we commissioned a survey which unveiled the lack of  awareness of the laws surrounding these scooters

In recent months fines and penalty  points have been issued to hundreds  of e-scooter riders have been stopped by police in recent months as they look for safe socially distanced and climate friendly ways to travel.

BSB solicitors, along with James Gray of 25 Bedford Row have been instructed by Personal Electric Transport to mount a legal challenge to the current unfair and disproportionate measures which as currently drafted and implemented have wide ranging consequences on those who are stopped by police.

The law prohibits e scooters to be used on pavements. Because they are not deemed roadworthy they are illegal to ride on roads and therefore punishable by a fine and points for driving without insurance.

Public hire schemes fall under an exception to the provisions, but privately owned scooters ridden in the same borough are not.

A Crowd Justice campaign has been launched to explore potential challenges, please donate here. 

The campaign launch was live steamed earlier today on the Elecroheads live stream, during which partner Jonathan Black shared his thoughts on the challenge.

If you would like to join the challenge please email