Police warning after shoppers complain about speeding e-scooter riders in Burnley town centre
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The culprits, who been whizzing around Charter Walk and the surrounding areas of the town centre, have been warned that using a powered transporter on a public road, pavement or other prohibited space is commiting a criminal offence and can be prosecuted.
A spokesman for the Burnley town centre team said: "Some of the potential offences commited can include driving without a valid licence and driving without insurance.
"The penalty for driving without insurance is a fine of £300 and up to six points on your driving licenced if you have one. Your e-scooter may also be seized under section 165 of the Road Traffic Act for being used without insurance.
"If you are using an e-scooter in public in an anti-social manner, you can also risk the e-scooter being seized under section 59 of the Police Reform Act.
"A privately owned e-scooter can only legally be used on private land and with the permission of the land owner.
"We hope that people think about this information before riding these vehicles."