Prosecutions: Electric Scooters

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 21st September 2021.

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Photo of Hilary Benn Hilary Benn Labour, Leeds Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been prosecuted for riding (a) an electric bicycle and (b) an electric scooter on the pavement in England in the last 12 months.

Photo of James Cartlidge James Cartlidge Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Ministry of Justice) , Assistant Whip

Information on prosecutions for riding (a) an electric bicycle and (b) an electric scooter on the pavement in England cannot be identified without incurring disproportionate costs, as the offences are not defined in legislation and these offences cannot be disaggregated from broader miscellaneous summary motoring offences within the MOJ’s Court Proceedings Database. This information may be held on court record but to be able to identify these cases would require access to individual court records which would be of disproportionate cost.

Prosecutions for offences related to summary motoring can be found in the ‘Principle offence proceedings and outcomes by Home Office offence code’ data tool, available here:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/987731/HO-code-tool-principal-offence-2020.xlsx

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