Scooters And One Wheels

Hampshire police chase e-scooter rider at Fareham Purchasing Centre

POLICE have seized an e-scooter from a group of youths in a Hampshire town centre.

When officers confronted a gang of youths for using an e-scooter at Fareham Shopping Center they fled the area.

During an incident the next day (Friday), the same teens tried to escape from the police again.

However, the e-scooter rider was caught and an investigation has now been launched.

A post from the Fareham Police Facebook page said: “The law states that e-scooters are illegal to use on a public road, with the exception of the approved hire scheme in designated towns and cities around the UK.

“The law also makes it clear that an e-scooter is classed as a motor vehicle and therefore requires a full UK driving license and insurance. This requirement is there for the rider’s safety.”

The statement went on to say: “Sadly, people have lost their lives riding e-scooters when they are not qualified to do so. Driving is a hard skill to master and maintain so I plead to parents…do not buy one and let your child go out on an e-scooter. They have not been trained in the rules of the road and the skills required of driving.”

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