Police and mayor looking to crackdown on illegal use of e-scooters
Written on August 12, 2021
Newport’s mayor, Lyn Fowler, has backed a police message for people to stop riding e-scooters in public spaces like footpaths, due to insurance purposes.
Earlier this month, police in Newport had to speak to several people in the town about driving e-scooters illegally.
In a tweet, Telford Cops said: “PC Arthur and PC Sumara from @NewportCops have spoken to several young people for driving e-scooters on a pavement.
Unless subject to a Government-approved scheme, the use of e-scooters is prohibited on public highways and spaces.
Newport’s mayor, Lyn Fowler, said people need to be more aware of the rules surrounding e-scooters and the consequences of using them on public footpaths and other prohibited spaces.
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