Police Warn Parents about Electric Scooters in Time for Christmas

Officers are warning parents about the consequences of buying their children the latest electric scooters for Christmas.


Some scooters can reach up to 40mph and are not permitted to be used on roads, cycle paths or pedestrian pavements, only on authorised/private land.

One male juvenile aged 15 has recently been caught by officers riding a scooter at high speeds. He appeared in court in October and he has been given 6 points which will be added to his driver’s license when he is able to have one.

PC Mike Doherty from Coulby Newham Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “These scooters are not toys, and not only can they be extremely dangerous but they are also not legal to ride on pavements and roads and I think many parents aren’t aware of this.

“Under the Road Traffic Act we can report the individual rider for not having insurance, a license, a number plate, helmet and MOT for the scooter.

“This person will then be reported for summons and will be given a minimum of 6 points on their license or future license and a possible fine.”