Chesterfield town centre police receive 'numerous complaints' about e-scooters
Chesterfield town centre police have seized an e-scooter after a series of complaints from shoppers and residents.
Officers from Chesterfield Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) say they received ‘numerous’ reports of it being ridden illegally and have warned people not to use them on public land.
A spokesperson for the police team said: “Chesterfield SNT have seized an electric scooter that Police had received numerous complaints about being used in the town centre illegally.
"Currently it is an offence to use an escooter anywhere other than private land.”
Previously, officers issued advice on the laws surrounding e-scooters amid concern growing numbers are illegally being ridden on roads in the county.
“Currently it is illegal to ride a privately owned e-scooter on a public road, cycle lane or pavement in the UK. So you can only legally ride the scooter on your own land –for example your garden or driveway,” a spokesperson added.
You could be handed a £300 fixed-penalty notice for the offence.