In November 2020 partners did a joint campaign on the run up to Christmas. The main aim of the campaign was to educate residents it’s currently against the law to ride an e-scooter in any public place.
- Privately owned e-scooters cannot be used in any public space including roads, pavements and parks.
- This is because they are classed as Personal Light Electric Vehicles so are treated as motor vehicles and need an MOT, Tax, Licensing and Insurance.
- Warwickshire Police have the powers to seize e-scooters and prosecute riders. Officers used Section 59 of the Police Reform Act to issue a warning to riders of e-scooters and educate them as to the legal requirements.
Warwickshire is currently not part of any trials so e-scooters cannot be hired at this time.
Social media graphics, leaflets and posters were made to get the message out. Safer Neighbourhood teams also got involved by speaking to schools, local shops and conducted small operations to educate riders.