The Page Hall police team have clarified the rules for riding scooters in public following an increase in their popularity and complaints from local residents.

The law states that electric scooters can only be used on private land, with the owner’s permission.

They cannot drive on roads, sidewalks or any other public space without a valid driver’s license and insurance to do so.

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South Yorkshire Police have issued a reminder on laws surrounding the use of electric scooters

In a Facebook post, the Page Hall team said: “A topic of discussion that is popping up more and more among residents of the area is the legal framework around the electric scooter and its increasingly anti-social use.

“To clarify, as it stands, electric scooters are considered a motorized transporter and therefore meet the legal definition of a motor vehicle, similar to a Segway device or a scooter powered by a combustion engine. .

“This means that they can only be ridden on private land with the permission of the owner. They cannot be used on roads, sidewalks or other public spaces.

“To drive an electric scooter on a road, the driver must be in possession of a valid driver’s license and insurance to do so. Failure to comply with this obligation may result in the seizure of the electric scooter and the rider being fined and penalty points.

“Due to the safety concerns these scooters cause in the region, we will step up our efforts to enforce the law around them.”

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