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Powered Transporters/E-Scooters

Priority closed

  • This priority is now closed as a result of the actions below.
  • If you have any questions or issues concerning this priority, you can contact the Neighbourhood Policing team using the contact form on the Neighbourhood Policing page.

Yate Neighbourhood Officers will be looking to engage with riders/owners of E-Scooters to educate them on the legislation around their usage.

At present E-Scooters can only be used on private land to which the public does not have access without legal restriction.

They cannot be used on footpaths, pavements, bridleways, cycle lanes or other spaces dedicated to cycle use.

If used on a road they must be registered, licensed, taxed and the rider also licensed and insured.

For further information please contact you local NPT officers

06/05/21 – NPT officers have engaged with a number of people seen using e-scooters around Yate and educated them on the above legislation. This will continue over coming months

Actions

  • 2 May 2024

    We continue to monitor this and plan some actions later in the year.

  • 8 February 2024

    This issue in the Yate area has now reduced and will no longer be a priority..

    Local policing teams will continue to target offenders but the priority will be closed.

  • 16 November 2023

    Bristol are now targeting these bikes and locally we are assisting in this to target offenders in the Yate area. This has been highlighted this week on the BBC news.

  • 21 September 2023

    Now that our Summer demand is coming to an end, we are looking to progress a plan of action to target this priority.

  • 27 July 2023

    During a recent event, advice on this issue was given to members of the public.

    After a recent meeting, all the schools in Yate have now been emailed an advice leaflet to put in a late summer news letter to parents explaining the laws around e-scooters to reduce pupils riding on them to and from school.

  • 24 June 2023

    Neighbourhood police teams continue to monitor this when out on patrol in the Yate area.

  • 20 January 2022

    This week in the Yate area police are stopping offenders of e scooters and dealing with them in a positive way. The week of action will be updated on the force web page for South Gloucestershire.

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