Did you know that it is illegal to ride an E-scooter on public roads, pavements, cycle lanes and pedestrian-only areas in Herefordshire.

A spokesperson for West Mercia Police said:

“I have been approached by several members of the public in regards to the anti-social manner in which e-scooters are being used.

“In the West Mercia policing area of Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire there is only one e-scooter trial, based in Redditch.

“Therefore, unless part of this loan scheme e-scooters can only be ridden on private land and with the permission of the land owner. 

“Although e-scooters are available to buy they are currently illegal to use on public roads, pavements, cycle lanes and pedestrian-only areas.

“E-scooters are currently classed as Personal Light Electric Vehicles by the Government and fall under the same laws and regulations that apply to all motor vehicles in terms of requiring insurance, tax, MOT, licence and registration.

“There is no mechanism in place at the moment to obtain any of these for e-scooters so as this requirement can’t be met their use in public areas is illegal. 

“Anyone found using an e-scooter in a public areas risks having it seized by the police and further more be reported for various motoring offences.”

More information can be found at: www.gov.uk/e-scooter