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.

Sunday, 11th April 2021, 2:13 pm

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.

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Chesterfield police seized this e-scooter after complaints in the town centre. Image: Chesterfield Town Centre SNT.
Chesterfield police seized this e-scooter after complaints in the town centre. Image: Chesterfield Town Centre SNT.

"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.