Please note that this information is correct as at 07 January 2022 and may be subject to change. Essex Police aim to review and update this publication quarterly.
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Electric Scooter Seizures
The Government’s Department for Transport (DfT) has made orders that only the designated hire scooters are legal for the trial period and in the trial areas. Trials are currently being run across the country in various locations. Any E-Scooters used anywhere other than the trail areas remain illegal (unless used on private land).
For Essex, the trails are taking place in defined areas of Basildon, Braintree, Brentwood, Chelmsford and Colchester. As part of their Safer Greener Healthier Campaign, Essex Highways are working with Spin on the Electric E-Scooter trials.
Essex Police work with Essex Highways closely through the Safer Essex Roads Partnership (SERP). SERP comprises Essex Police, Essex County Council, Southend-On-Sea Borough Council, Thurrock Council, Essex Fire and Rescue Services, Highways England and Essex and Hearts Air Ambulance Trust.
Listed below are the number of Electric Scooter seizures from 2018 to 2021 broken down by month:
There were no Electric Scooter seizures in 2018.
There were no Electric -Scooter seizures in 2019.
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