An e-scooter has been seized by police officers in Letchworth.

Members of the public had reported that the e-scooter was being ridden illegally across Norton Common and into the road.

Sergeant Ryan Champion, from the Letchworth and Baldock Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “E-scooters are not legal for use on public land in Hertfordshire. They can only be used on private land with the landowner’s permission.

"As well as being illegal to ride, they can also put members of the public at risk of serious injury.


"If caught, you run the risk of getting points on your driving licence and having your scooter seized. ”

The Road Traffic Act 1988 states that a person must not use a motor vehicle on a road or other public place unless a valid policy of insurance is in place.

Although electric scooters are motor vehicles, they are not legal for road use and therefore cannot be insured.

E-scooters can only be used on private land with the landowner's permission, or in official rental schemes such as those in London. No official schemes currently exist in Hertfordshire.