We know some people will be asking Santa for e-scooters this Christmas, and they might seem tempting in the January sales, but please consider this:
🛴They can only be used on private land,
🛴They are illegal on any public highway, pavement or in a public space,
🛴You cannot get insurance to ride these on the road.
So, privately owned e-scooters can only be used on private land, with the permission of the landowner.
Some parts of the UK are running government trials of rental e-scooters, but Lincoln is not part of this trial.
You can read more about our advice on using e-scooters here: https://www.lincs.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/rs/road-safety/advice-escooters/
If you are considering buying an e-scooter, please also read this safety advice from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue after concerns over charging and battery storage: https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/news/article/1534/fire-safety-advice-for-e-bikes-and-e-scooters