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.

1 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.”