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People told ‘don’t waste your money’ on an e-scooter this Christmas
2021-12-11 17:24:00
Safer Roads Humber have issued a festive warning to residents across the region to not waste your money on an e-scooter which could be seized and scrapped if you're caught riding it in public. The regional road safety partnership is reminding everyone in Hull and East Yorkshire that riding the futuristic mode of transport is actually illegal on the roads and pavements here. For the latest traffic and travel news and headlines, click here. Trials are ongoing in other cities to assess whether the scooters can be used safely in public and it remains legal to ride one on private land. There has been at least one case of an expensive scooter being seized and scrapped in East Yorkshire after the rider was caught riding it in public. Get the latest breaking news in Hull and East Yorkshire by signing up for updates here. Legislation means it is currently not possible to get private insurance to ride E-scooters on public highways in Hull Safer Roads Humber said: “DON’T buy an e-scooter for Christmas this year. “They are illegal to use in a public place including the road or pavements, so don’t waste your money as they could be seized by the police. “The ONLY e-scooters that can be used are ones you hire as part of a Government trial.” Under Government regulations, e-scooters are classed as ‘powered transporters’ – a term used to cover a variety of novel and emerging personal transport devices powered by a motor. While trials of rental e-scooter schemes were made legal by the Government in July 2020, the laws on private e-scooters have remained unchanged. This means anyone who uses a privately owned e-scooter on a public road or other prohibited space is committing a criminal offence. The potential penalties depend on the nature and gravity of the offence, ranging from a fine and penalty points to disqualification from driving. The e-scooter could also be impounded. People using e-scooters dangerously or while under the influence of drink or drugs could also be jailed. For the latest traffic and travel news in your area enter your postcode below Last month, a Hull mum issued a warning to those thinking of riding an e-scooter on the roads after he

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