Personally owned e-scooters are currently illegal and should not be used on public highway, such as; the road, cycle lanes and on the pavement. They can be legally ridden only on private land with the landowner’s permission. If you do ride a privately owed e-scooter you are liable to receive up to £1000.00 fine, 6 points on your driving license and are a subject to having your scooter confiscated by us.
In comparison, e-scooters rental operators need to show local authorities that their e-scooters have undergone vehicle tests and safety evaluations. They hold liability insurance on your behalf and are provided with a licence that meets the needs of the city that they support. If you want to experience the thrill of riding an e-scooter safely and legally, riding through an e-scooter rental company is the way to go for the foreseeable future.