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Alert message sent 24/06/2021 07:42:00

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We've had a few reports about e-scooters being used in and around the town over the last few weeks so we thought now would be a good time to remind you where you can & can't go with them.
E-scooters are classified as Personal Light Electric Vehicles (PLEVs), so they are treated as motor vehicles and subject to the same legal requirements, such as:
• MOT
• Licensing
• Tax
• Insurance
As e-scooters do not have number plates, signalling ability and don’t always have visible rear lights, they can’t be used legally on the roads.
It’s also currently against the law to ride a privately-owned e-scooter in any public place in the UK. This includes pavements, parks, town centres or promenades.
The only place a privately-owned e-scooter can be used is on private land.
Our focus is on talking to the riders and making them aware of the law regarding e-scooters.
Offenders who knowingly and persistently break the law will be dealt with appropriately, whereby the e-scooter will be seized and the rider reported for any offences.
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Christopher Archer (Police, PCSO, CPT Chippenham)

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