Are e-scooters legal in the UK?


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Are electric scooters (e-scooters) legal or illegal on British roads, pavements or cycle lanes?

Under the Road Traffic Act 1988 and Highways Act 1835, It is illegal to ride e-scooters on public roads, pavements or cycle lanes in Britain. If caught, riders could incur a £300 fine and six points on their licence. However, the UK Government is currently reviewing these laws and four local authorities will begin conducting e-scooter trials from June 2020 - with the aim of eventually introducing a national e-scooter rental scheme.


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