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Teenager in court for dangerous driving of e-scooter

15 Sep 2021

A teenager has been summonsed to court in connection with the dangerous driving of an electric scooter in Peterborough.

The 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested by neighbourhood policing officers in Lincoln Road on 5 May this year after receiving reports of dangerous riding in the city centre.

Last week he was served a summons to appear at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court today (Wednesday) charged with dangerous driving of an electric scooter in Westgate, Park Road, Queensgate shopping centre and Lincoln Road, driving without a licence or insurance.

Electronic scooters, more commonly known as e-scooters, fall within the legal definition of a ‘motor vehicle’, therefore laws that apply to motor vehicles also apply to e-scooters such as requiring the rider to have insurance and a valid driving licence.

They are also currently illegal to use in public in England, unless part of a government trial.

More information about the law surrounding use of e-scooters can be found on our website here.

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