E-scooters are quickly rising in popularity, but before you use one it is important you understand the laws on their use or you could find yourself needing our help.
If you own an e-scooter, it can only be used on private land. The only time an e-scooter can be used on a public road is if you hire one from one of the government-backed trial schemes. In these circumstances, you will require either a full or provisional driving licence with a category ‘Q’ entitlement and insurance from the rental scheme.
It is important to remember that whilst riding an e-scooter, you are subject to the same laws as motor vehicles. This means you can receive fines, penalty points and even a driving disqualification.
If charged with drink or drug driving while using an e-scooter, the resulting disqualification will also prevent you from driving any other motor vehicle. Therefore, next time you head out for a few drinks and think the e-scooter will be a convenient way to get home, stick to getting a taxi!
At Churchers, we have a specialist team who regularly deal with road traffic offences. If you are facing a criminal investigation or proceedings for any road traffic offence and would like more advice or information then please contact our road traffic defence team on 0239 2820 747.