MORNINGTON Peninsula police are reminding residents and visitors that riding personal e-scooters on public locations is illegal.
Police say they have seen e-scooters out and about after Christmas, suggesting many were likely to be presents bought by unsuspecting parents.
But the law states that although it is not illegal to own one, it cannot be ridden on any Victorian public road, cycle lane or footpath. The only place an e-scooter or e-skateboard can legally be used in on private land.
Privately-owned e-scooters that are over 200 watts or can travel at more than 10kph are classified as motor vehicles and subject to the same requirements, including licensing, registration, road rules, drink and drug driving laws, and safety standards.
The Road Safety Act allows police to stop riders and require then to state their name and address, as well as enforce the applicable laws.
Victoria Police has the power to impound the vehicles and to issue on-the-spot fines.
To read the rules go to: bddy.me/3vScqzd