Skip header

Using mechanically propelled vehicles on public land

Contents

  1. Overview
  2. What you need to know
  3. Penalties
  4. See the Public Spaces Protection Order

Overview

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. 

What you need to know

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.

Penalties

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 (PSPOs).

See the Public Spaces Protection Order

Public Spaces Protection Order: Mechanically propelled vehicles

Or, download a PDF copy: Public Spaces Protection Order: Mechanically propelled vehicles161.82KB

How would you rate the information on this page?

Share this page