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Nottinghamshire Police operation on illegal and anti-social use of e-scooters and vehicles speed in Calverton and Gedling





A police operation on e-scooters use and vehicle speed saw 12 notices of intended prosecutions issued and one vehicle seized and crushed.

Officers from Nottinghamshire Police also engaged with the rider and gave appropriate advice after seizing his vehicle in Main Street, Calverton, during the day of action.

On the same day, officers ran a speeding operation at the Bonner Lane junction with Park Road East.

Calverton speeding operation (60396334)
Calverton speeding operation (60396334)

During the operation, 12 drivers were caught speeding and were all issued with notice of intended prosecutions.

Another driver was reported for summons and had his vehicle seized after being caught without insurance and driving with a provisional licence.

Neighbourhood policing sergeant Stuart Howe, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We get a lot of complaints about the illegal and dangerous use of e-scooters as well as speeding.

“As a force our priority is to keep people safe and we continue to work hard to engage with people and make sure they understand the law and the implications of using an e-scooter on a road or other public place.

“We will continue to take appropriate and proportionate action against those who break the law and will investigate reports such as the dangerous or antisocial riding of these vehicles.

"We also believe the use of e-scooters can be linked to other criminality as well, such as drug dealing, and we are working closely with partners to combat this issue and to protect our communities from harm.

“Tackling and reducing speeding is a local policing priority. As our latest operational activity has shown, we will listen to residents’ concerns and take positive action.

Calverton speeding operation (60396331)
Calverton speeding operation (60396331)

It is currently illegal in the UK to ride an e-scooter on a pavement.

The only scooters that can be used on roads are those approved by a local authority hire scheme.

All e-scooter drivers must have a full or provisional driving licence, or risk facing prosecution for motoring offences.

It is also illegal to use a privately-owned e-scooter on a public road, cycle lane or pavement.

It can only be used in private land.

Sergeant Stuart Howe said: “Our work to prevent and reduce speeding and the illegal and antisocial use of e-scooters is ongoing and I’d like to reassure residents we will take appropriate action against anyone caught breaking the law.”



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