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.
[House of Commons Library] (https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/science/technology/e-scooters-why-are-they-not-legal-on-uk-roads/) [Engadget] (https://www.engadget.com/uk-e-scooters-transport-111204470.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAH4r9z_PHiYGtaJtlzpBHVEpHbIF6ejv-0_L7zOjFCCbR0-X3PPSpaI2Yx6hMwG_ajjtVGFIRliYwIyk1cCUTzgk5D0WxN6hepsVhTiISsKzUFxLbAGQudnOc7zo2pZ2GFkSTkTDXHjc6h2TYxmx1F2zixecu-Y3iIdX5zB9F0Ji) [GOV.UK] (https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/transport-secretarys-statement-on-coronavirus-covid-19-9-may-2020)