The Welwyn Hatfield Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) are advising the public to familiarise themselves with the law around e-scooters.
The vehicles have become increasingly popular in recent years however currently it is illegal to ride them on public land anywhere in Hertfordshire.
SNT Inspector Amy Sheldon said: “E-scooters can only be used on private land with the landowner’s permission. While they can be used on public land as part of a government trial, there are no trials taking place anywhere in Hertfordshire at this time.
“To be clear, this means that if you are riding an e-scooter through the streets of Welwyn Hatfield, including within the town centres, you are breaking the law.
“These vehicles can be very dangerous when involved in a collision. Sadly, across the country there have even been fatalities.
“I appreciate that many e-scooter riders are using them sensibly, and parents may even be buying them for their children thinking they are harmless fun.
“If you are caught riding an e-scooter on a public highway, pavement or cycle lane it could be seized by the police. You could then be reported for driving offences which would lead to significant penalty points and a fine.
“If you are a parent letting your child ride these in public, you will be the one found responsible and in turn this could affect your own driving licence.
“Please take good notice of this advice and if you have a friend or family member using these vehicles, let them know so that they don’t get into trouble either.”
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