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Should electric scooters be legalised?

  • Yes

    Votes: 1 50.0%
  • No

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Only rented ones that comply with legislation

    Votes: 1 50.0%
  • Not sure

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters


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E-scooter rentals are being trialled in certain areas of the UK at the moment. The current locations you can legally rent and ride an electric scooter are as follows:

  1. Bournemouth and Poole
  2. Buckinghamshire (Aylesbury and High Wycombe)
  3. Cambridge
  4. Cheshire West and Chester (Chester)
  5. Copeland (Whitehaven)
  6. Derby
  7. Essex (Basildon, Chelmsford, Colchester and Clacton)
  8. Gloucestershire (Cheltenham and Gloucester)
  9. Great Yarmouth
  10. Kent (Canterbury)
  11. Liverpool
  12. Milton Keynes
  13. Newcastle
  14. North and West Northamptonshire (Northampton, Kettering, Corby and Wellingborough)
  15. North Devon (Barnstaple)
  16. North Lincolnshire (Scunthorpe)
  17. Norwich
  18. Nottingham
  19. Oxfordshire (Oxford)
  20. Redditch
  21. Rochdale
  22. Salford
  23. Slough
  24. Solent (Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton)
  25. Somerset West (Taunton)
  26. South Somerset (Yeovil, Chard and Crewkerne)
  27. Staffordshire (Stafford and Newcastle-Under-Lyme)
  28. Sunderland
  29. Tees Valley (Hartlepool and Middlesbrough)
  30. West Midlands (Birmingham, Coventry and Sandwell)
  31. West of England Combined Authority (Bristol and Bath)
  32. York

The rules for private e-scooters have not changed. It is against the law to use a privately owned e-scooter. If you use an e-scooter illegally:

  • you could face a fine
  • you could get penalty points on your licence
  • the e-scooter could be impounded

Do you think all electric scooters should be legal to ride in the UK?

You can read more about electric scooters on the Gov.uk website - E-scooter trials: guidance for users - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/e-scooter-trials-guidance-for-users#trial-areas

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