Police Scotland Argyll & West Dunbartonshire
E-scooters: We have had several recent incidents from across West Dunbartonshire Council and Argyll and Bute Council areas where e-scooters have been involved. These incidents have involved people using e-scooters in an anti-social manner or using them dangerously and have been involved in accidents. The most recent incident was reported in Dunbeg, Oban.
While e-scooters are legally available to purchase, it is currently against the law to ride a privately owned E-scooter in any public place in the UK. This includes roads, pavements, parks, town centres or promenades. The only place a privately owned e-scooter can be used is on private land with the agreement of the land owner.
E-scooters are currently classified as Personal Light Electric Vehicles (PLEVs) so they are treated as motor vehicles and are subject to the same legal requirements as any other motor vehicle, requiring insurance, a valid driving licence, and compliance with various construction and use requirements.
Please consider this if you plan on buying an e-scooter as a Christmas present (is it too early to talk about Christmas? )