Police have seized an e-scooter in Nottinghamshire for alleged motoring offences.
Gedling neighbourhood specials policing team seized the scooter whilst carrying out patrols in Gedling on Sunday night (April 18).
Giving more information on their Facebook page, Nottinghamshire Police and Special Constables said: “These conveyances go by many different names, E-Scooters, GoPeds, Segways, City Bugs, Hoverboards are examples of a few.
“All have one thing in common they are either propelled by electric motor or combustion engine and do not have pedals as their primary source of propulsion.
“Both E-Scooters and Goped are mechanically propelled vehicles and have been identified by the courts as “Motor Vehicles”, meaning they are governed by the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and the Road Traffic Act 1988.
“The rider of this e-scooter was reported for the offences and will receive penalty points on their driving licence as well as a fine.
“The current endorsable fixed penalties for the below driving offences are:
“No insurance = 6 points and £300 fine
“No Driving licence = 3 points and £100 fine. “
Riding the Nottingham City Council-operated yellow ‘Wind Mobility’ e-scooters is legal within the boundaries of Nottingham city, but privately-owned electronic scooters are not allowed on any non-private land or highway.
People riding e-scooters must also have permission from landowners to ride them on private land.
Anyone riding an e-scooter needs to have rented it from an authorised company, which will have the required insurance and permission for the vehicles to be used in public.