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Is it Advisable to get an E Scooter in the uk as a uni student?

I’m going to uni in September and I’ve been watching YouTube vids on how much public transport is kinda expensive and certain people recommended to get an E scooter but at the same time I’m confused on whether to even get one. The unis policies are against E scooter on campus but at the same I really want one because it will allow me to arrive around Nottingham freely. Any advice?
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Original post by Lywan
I’m going to uni in September and I’ve been watching YouTube vids on how much public transport is kinda expensive and certain people recommended to get an E scooter but at the same time I’m confused on whether to even get one. The unis policies are against E scooter on campus but at the same I really want one because it will allow me to arrive around Nottingham freely. Any advice?

The use of privately-owned e-scooters on public highways is effectively illegal. See https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/powered-transporters/information-sheet-guidance-on-powered-transporters

There are e-scooter trials in certain areas; see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/e-scooter-trials-guidance-for-users Note that these trials apply to rented e-scooters, and not to privately-owned ones.

You can ride an e-scooter on private land not accessible to the public, with the permission of the owner and/or occupier of the land.

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