The E-Scooter scheme in Copeland went ahead with success last week.

A number of residents in the area have been excited to try and test them out.

However since the introduction of the scheme, as part of a Government initiative, Copeland Police are reminding the people who use them to make themselves completely aware of the legislation.

Those who hire them out need to ensure that they have read the terms and conditions.

In particular that the E-Scooters are not permitted to be used on pavements and that the riders are required to have a full UK driving or provisional licence and be aged 18 or over.

The police announced that it is still an offence for riders to not provide officers their driving licence details in order to hire a scooter out for a person under 18.

This is also true for hiring out the scooters for a person who is without a driving licence and they may be liable for prosecution if they are found to have permitted this to happen. Police are asking riders to look at the government website before use.