e-scooters

At this time, there are no scooter rental schemes taking place in Elmbridge. The guidance on powered transporters (which includes e-scooters) is available on the government website. 

Key points: 

  • You can use powered transporters on private land to which the public does not have access without legal restrictions. The permission of the owner or occupier of the land must be obtained however.
  • The definition of “motor vehicle” as set out in the Road Traffic Act 1988 is “any mechanically propelled vehicle intended or adapted for use on roads”.
  • Breaches of the law relating to motor vehicle use are generally criminal offences. Local police forces enforce the law, and, together with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) where relevant, are responsible for prosecuting offenders.
  • The potential penalties depending on the nature and gravity of the offence, and sentences range from fines and penalty points to disqualification from driving. Those use powered transporters dangerously or under the influence of drink or drugs can also be convicted of offences leading to imprisonment. Offences related to the standard of driving and speeding also apply.

Further guidance on e-scooter trails can be found on the government website

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