Electric Scooters: Pedestrian Areas

Home Office written question – answered at on 24 February 2021.

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Photo of Catherine West Catherine West Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what enforcement measures her Department is planning to tackle the anti-social use of e-scooters on pavements.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse Minister of State (Ministry of Justice and Home Office)

It is illegal to use privately owned e-scooters on the roads and the pavements. How the police enforce road traffic laws is an operational matter for individual Chief Officers who will decide how to deploy available resources, taking into account any specific local problems and demands.

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