POLICE have been visiting schools to discuss guidance on e-scooters following months of issues.

E-scooters have been causing issues in the streets across the region and police believe this is due to lack of knowledge around the legal usage.

A spokesperson for Cumbria Constabulary said: "During October officers from our Child Centred Policing department have visited schools across our area to discuss e-scooters and provide clear guidance on them.

"Letters have been sent to parents reminding them of the rules and regulations surrounding e-scooters.

"With Christmas approaching, if you are considering buying an e-scooter please know the relevant legal requirements on where a person can ride a private e-scooter - which is private land only if you do not have a license or insurance."

E-scooters are classified as Personal Light Electric Vehicles (PLEVs) treated as motor vehicles and subject to the same legal requirements of MOT, driving licence, insurance and tax.