Falkirk police issue warning to e-scooter owners

Police Scotland has an important message for e-scooter owners and want to make it clear to them they are subject to the same laws as motor vehicles and riders require a driving licence and insurance to use them.

By James Trimble
Friday, 24th June 2022, 9:15 am
Updated Friday, 24th June 2022, 9:15 am

Models of e-scooter which do not not have visible rear red lights, number plates or signalling abilities cannot be used legally on roads.

A Police Scotlsand spokesperson said: “While e-scooters are legally available to purchase, it is currently against the law to ride a privately owned e-scooter in any public place in the UK.

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Police Scotland have issued a reminder about the use of e-scooters

"This includes roads, pavements, parks and town centres. The only place a privately owned e-scooter can be used is on private land with the agreement of the land owner.

E-scooters are currently classified as Personal Light Electric Vehicles (PLEVs) so they are treated as motor vehicles and are subject to the same legal requirements as any other motor vehicle, requiring insurance, a valid driving licence, and compliance with various construction and use requirements.”