E-Scooter News

  • 09/2021: Police seized 3,000 e-scooters from England’s streets in first six months of 2021 – more than FIVE TIMES as many as the whole of 2020, figures show.  Read more here.
  • E-Scooter Defence Fund; a group considering mounting a  legal challenge to the current wave of prosecutions.  Read more here.


  • 11/10/2021 E-scooters on roads ‘next year’: Rules set to ease within 12 months (source)

  • 04/10/2021 article: the risks to e-scooter users and remedy in law; read more here

  • 01/10/2021 Almost 300 Londoners were injured in e-scooter crashes last year, it has been revealed. The Government figures – which are likely to be a underestimate – showed there were 483 people hurt and one killed across Britain in 2020. (source)

  • 29/09/2021 The Government is searching for ways to stop electric scooters being used for crime (Police Professional)

  • 28/09/2021 The public are not behind Essex Police’s struggle to keep on top of the rise of illegally ridden e-scooters, a police chief has said (source)

  • 28/09/2021 Family of a man killed on an e-scooter call for helmets to be mandatory (source)

  • 23/09/2021 York e-scooter rider banned for drink-driving. Jack Armstrong, 21, was stopped by police after he was spotted driving erratically in the centre of York. He pleaded guilty to drink driving at York Magistrates’ Court and was disqualified from driving any kind of vehicle for 23 months. Armstrong, of Goodramgate, York, was also ordered to carry out 50 hours of unpaid community work and pay a total of £180 in costs. The court heard he recorded a reading of 106mg of alcohol per 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 35mg.It is illegal in the UK to use privately owned e-scooters on a public road, pavement or cycle lane. (BBC)

  • 21/09/2021 Roads ban for disqualified driver caught on e-scooter.  Jonothon Barrett, 28, bought the e-scooter on his release from prison in August – having been given an eight week jail sentence in July for driving a Honda Jazz in Swindon while disqualified.  On September 5, the police caught him pushing the e-scooter down London Road, Headington – the equipment having run out of power.  Barrett, of Bayswater Road, Oxford, pleaded guilty to driving whilst disqualified, failing to provide a specimen of blood and driving without insurance.(source)

  • 15/09/2021 A teenager has been summonsed to court in connection with the dangerous driving of an electric scooter in Peterborough. Last week he was served a summons to appear at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court today (Wednesday) charged with dangerous driving of an electric scooter in Westgate, Park Road, Queensgate shopping centre and Lincoln Road, driving without a licence or insurance.Electronic scooters, more commonly known as e-scooters, fall within the legal definition of a ‘motor vehicle’, therefore laws that apply to motor vehicles also apply to e-scooters such as requiring the rider to have insurance and a valid driving licence. They are also currently illegal to use in public in England, unless part of a government trial (Cambridgeshire Constabulary)

  • 06/09/2021 Teenager in court after riding e-scooter in Hereford city centre.  The court heard he had been caught riding an electric scooter in Hereford High Town without a licence or insurance on April 8. The teenager was handed a six-month conditional discharge and six penalty points and must pay a £17 victim surcharge. No costs order was made as he does not have an income (source)

  • 31/08/2021 E-scooter drink driver receives lengthy ban from the courts. Iuri Bejereanu, 32 and of Castle Street, Poole, admitted committing the motoring offence on a Dualtron Thunder e-scooter in High Street, Poole, on August 4. He also pleaded guilty to using the vehicle without insurance. A hearing at Poole Magistrates’ Court on August 20 heard that Bejereanu provided a sample of breath which contained 71 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath – the legal limit is 35 micrograms.(source)

  • 13/08/2021 Convicted Barrow e-scooter rider has court appeal dismissed. Jamie David Leake was previously convicted of riding an e-scooter in Barrow without insurance. He was ordered to pay a £419 by magistrates and given eight penalty points on his licence (source)