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Devon and Cornwall Police are warning people that e-scooters can only be used on private land with the owner's permission.
E-scooters, sometimes called electric scooters, are growing in popularity and use. But, did you know you can only ride them on private land where you have the land owner’s permission, or on public roads and in cycle lanes where there is an approved government rental trial?
With more and more of them being used on public land, make sure you know where you can use one or you may find yourself committing an offence under the Road Traffic Act 1988 and, if ridden on the pavement, the Highway Act 1835.
What you need to know:
The Government is running trials for renting e-scooters. Of course none are near the South Hams (isn't that always the way?) but the closest one is in Somerset if you fancy a trip after lockdown lifts: www.gov.uk/guidance/e-scooter-trials-guidance-for-users
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