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.

Monday, 19th April 2021, 2:14 pm
Updated Monday, 19th April 2021, 2:27 pm

Portsmouth police confirmed it issued warnings to 10 private e-scooter riders during the operation last week.

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One scooter had been seized for having no licence and tickets had been issued to others for various offences.

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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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