Electric Scooters Clampdown By Police In London
Electric Scooters Clampdown
Over 500 electric scooters have been seized in just a week as police launch a crackdown on them.
The crackdown is because of an upsurge in the use of private e-scooters on public roads, which is illegal except on private land.
Dozens of electric scooters have been seized in London in a week as police launch a crackdown on them .
507 e-scooters were confiscated by London Police officers during proactive patrols across the city.
The Chiefs decided to take action following a surge in their use.
Metropolitan Police Chief Superintendent Simon Ovens said: “Private use of e-scooters remains illegal on London roads. Riders using electric scooters on the road risk fines, points and seizures if they use them on public roads.”
Hundreds of legalised e-scooter rental schemes have been launched across Britain since July 2020 as part of a government trial.
Recently a 55-year-old man suffered serious head injuries after falling from his hired e-scooter, and is fighting for his life.
The incident took place in Newcastle city centre recently.
Another e-scooter rider aged just 20, died in hospital in June just six days after he was involved in a car crash in Wolverhampton.
E Scooters and the Law: https://www.savvycycling.co.uk/e-scooters-and-the-law/