Using mechanically propelled vehicles on public land
There are rules around using mechanically propelled vehicles on public land in South Tyneside.
There is a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) in place.
This PSPO is valid for three years from 17 May 2021. This may be extended.
You must not use a mechanically propelled vehicle which is intended or adapted for use on roads (including e-scooters), in a way that causes or could cause a nuisance and annoyance.
This applies to all public land in South Tyneside.
If you ignore this PSPO, you can be fined.
The fine (or 'Fixed Penalty Notice') is £100, or £50 if paid within 7 days.
PSPOs can be enforced by the Police, Police Community Support Officers and any authorised officer of the Council.
If you don't pay the fine, you could be prosecuted.
More about Public Spaces Protection Orders.