The government has been urged to review a law that bans the use of e-scooters on UK roads.

The government has been urged to review a law that bans the use of e-scooters on UK roads.

Current laws, part of the Road Traffic Act, prevents e-scooters to be used on roads and pavements and can only legally be used on private land.

Riders face a £300 fine and six points on their driving licence if caught.

Protesters claim e-scooters are an environmentally friendly alternative to cars and would reduce emissions in city centres.

Television presenter and Youtuber Emily Hartridge became the first person to be killed while riding an e-scooter, which prompted calls for greater safety regulations.

Riders may be required to wear safety helmets and their speed restricted to 20mph if regulations are introduced.