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Why this scooter was seized by police in King's Lynn and declared an uninsured vehicle




Police have seized an e-scooter after the driver was found to be under the influence and "driving" without insurance.

Yesterday officers stopped a man in Lynn and found he wasn't driving with the correct insurance for an E-Scooter.

They posted a picture to their Twitter account after arresting the driver on London Road.

The E-Scooter was seized by Lynn Police CREDIT King's Lynn Police Twitter (47391443)
The E-Scooter was seized by Lynn Police CREDIT King's Lynn Police Twitter (47391443)

Currently there are no laws surrounding bicycles or regular scooters, but e-scooters, which are motorised, need to be insured before use.

According to insurance provider LV e-scooters are currently illegial in the UK due to safety concerns.

However, the UK recently announced a trial period on rental e-scooters.

Privately-owned e-scooters, which are widely available to buy online, are illegal to use on public roads, cycle lanes and pavements.

To ride one you must have the Category Q entitlement on your driving licence to use an e-scooter. Full or provisional UK driving licence for categories AM, A or B includes this entitlement.



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