A MAN has been fined for using his own electric scooter in Oxford.

Qadeep Hussain, of Long Ford Close, used the E-scooter without a number plate on Oxford High Street last year.   

The 25-year-old appeared at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on April 6 charged with driving without third party insurance and the wrong type of licence on December 3.

He was fined £880, ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £88 and court costs of £90.

His driving licence was also endorsed with six penalty points.

What is the law for e-scooters?

Under UK law, it is illegal to ride an electric scooter in public places – including paths, pavements, and roads.

This is because electric scooters are classed as motor vehicles so fall under the Road Traffic Act.

To be road safe, vehicles under the act must have MOT, insurance and tax.

Only scooters which have been set up as part of government approved schemes, like the one in Headington ran by Voi, are legal.

Anybody caught riding a private scooter can be prosecuted. Driving without insurance carries a £300 fine and up to six penalty points.