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Hertfordshire constabulary has issued a warning about the use of electric scooters, go-peds, mini-motos and segways on roads and pavements - and the advice is don't. According to police, private land is the only place to use them. The following is the text of an email sent to the local neighbourhood watch group.

We have had a few complaints recently about youths on electric scooters, mini motos and hover boards, and the way they are running into pedestrians on paths and getting in the way of motorists on the road .

Electric scooters, go-peds, mini-motos, hoverboards and segways etc. are all examples of vehicles that may be considered in legal terms to be motor vehicles and are therefore subject to all the usual legal requirements that apply to cars or motorcycles e.g. tax, insurance, registration and licensing and driver licensing.

They cannot therefore be used on a road unless they conform to the law and many such vehicles will never be 'road legal' as their design fails to meet UK or EC road vehicle standards. Furthermore, such vehicles cannot legally be used on the pavement either, in fact the only place they can be used is on private land with the landowner's permission.

Samantha Griffin
Police Community Support Officer
Neighbourhood Watch

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