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E Scooters a driving instructors guide

𝗟𝗲𝘁𝘀 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗶𝗮𝗹 !!!! 🛴 𝗘- 𝗦𝗰𝗼𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘀 !!! 🛴

E- Scooters are great aren't they, easy to get around, no test pass, no insurance to buy! BUT AND THIS IS A BIG BUT!!!

Although it is perfectly legal to buy an electric scooter, its more or less illegal to ride one!

E-Scooters are classed as "motor vehicles" and to be made legal to ride in public they must have a registration plate and insurance (Currently there are is no insurance available to buy for E-Scooters.

Unless! the E-Scooter is part of a Government scheme then they should not be ridden in public.

𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘦𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘭𝘦𝘨𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘳𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮

✅ In your kitchen

✅ In your bathroom

✅ In your living room

✅ In your conservatory

✅ In your private garden (As long as it does not have any public access) 

Please don't think your supermarket car park is "private land" It Is not!! These supermarkets have public access so you MUST have insurance if using them with a "powered vehicle"


Here's what Greater Manchester Police say...

𝗣𝗲𝗻𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲𝘀

If you don't have a licence, or the correct licence, or are riding without insurance you could face a Fixed Penalty notice:

- with a £300 fine and six penalty points on your licence for having no insurance

- up to £100 fine and three to six penalty points for riding without the correct licence

- You could also be committing an offence if you're caught:


☑️ Riding on a pavement; Fixed Penalty Notice and possible £50 fine

☑️ Using a mobile phone while riding; £100 and six penalty points

☑️ Riding through red lights; Fixed Penalty Notice, £100 fine and possible penalty points

☑️ Drink driving: the same as if you were driving a car, you could face court imposed fines, a driving ban and possible imprisonment.

If you're using an e-scooter in public in an antisocial manner, you can also risk the e-scooter being seized under section 59 of the Police Reform Act.

When riding an e-scooter, we would always recommend wearing safety protection such as a helmet and to keep to the speed limit.

Here's the full GMP article https://www.gmp.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/rs/road-safety/advice-escooters/ 

Stay safe and stay legal.

Graham

About the Author

Graham is a grade A , multi award winning driving instructor. He is comitted to offering a first class customer experience to all customers of Get Driving Today. He has been an instructor since 2007 and has owned his own driving school since 2009.
In his spare time Graham firmly believes in "family comes first", and is a keen Wigan Warriors rugby league supporter.

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