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E-scooters are not legal on NI roads, police warn riders

PSNI threaten heavy fines and vehicle seizure as numbers increase on our streets

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Illegal: A man travels through an urban area in his e-scooter, which is not allowed in NI. Credit: Philippe Huguen

Illegal: A man travels through an urban area in his e-scooter, which is not allowed in NI. Credit: Philippe Huguen

Inspector Rosie Leech. Credit: Aaron McCracken

Inspector Rosie Leech. Credit: Aaron McCracken

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Illegal: A man travels through an urban area in his e-scooter, which is not allowed in NI. Credit: Philippe Huguen

Police have warned electric scooter users that they face hefty fines and seizure of the vehicles if they operate them on public roads.

It follows a proliferation of so-called ‘e-scooters’ on Northern Ireland’s roads in recent months, despite them being illegal unless used on private property.


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