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The Richmond upon Thames School

The Richmond upon Thames School

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Electric Scooters - Important Information For Parents

Following enquiries regarding the legality of using electric scooters as transport to school we would like to draw your attention to the following statement from the "Ask the Police" website (

"Electric scooters/bikes, quads, go-peds, mini-motos, hoverboards and Segways are all examples of vehicles that may be considered in legal terms to be motor vehicles and are therefore subject to all the usual legal requirements that apply to cars or motorcycles e.g. tax, insurance, registration and driver licensing. They cannot therefore be used on a road unless they conform to the law and many such vehicles will never be 'road legal' as their design fails to meet UK or EC road vehicle standards. Furthermore, such vehicles cannot legally be used on the pavement either, in fact the only place they can be used is on private land with the landowner's permission."

As such the school requests that children not be allowed to use any of the modes of transport listed above as means of commuting to school.