Portsmouth police take action against private e-scooter riders including seizing vehicle and dishing out tickets
POLICE have revealed they have taken action against private e-scooter riders following an operation in the city.
Portsmouth police confirmed it issued warnings to 10 private e-scooter riders during the operation last week.
One scooter had been seized for having no licence and tickets had been issued to others for various offences.
Police, posting on social media, said: ‘Following a “2 Wheel” op in Portsmouth last week, we engaged with 10 private e-scooters (warnings issued), motorcycle seized for no licence/insurance.
‘Tickets issued for due care, exhausts and other offences.
‘Busy locations are hazardous so extra care required by all.’
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Only riders on e-scooters provided in a Portsmouth City Council commissioned trial, run by Voi, are allowed on public roads.
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