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Electric scooters (2)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 23rd September 2019.

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Photo of Caroline Pidgeon Caroline Pidgeon Liberal Democrat

What is being done to enforce the current legislation restricting the use of electric scooters on public roads and pavements?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Transport for London (TfL) and the Metropolitan Police Service are of course concerned about the recent proliferation of electric scooters. The Metropolitan Police Service's Roads and Transport Policing Command, part-funded by TfL, and the City of London Police have stepped up activity engaging with riders of e-scooter and other micro-mobility devices. Riders are educated about the law and advised to not ride their devices on public roads. Those who refuse to comply may have their devices seized. In the first month of this operation, the police issued over 200 warnings, seized 30 scooters and made one arrest.