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Handful of tickets issued to Ottawa e-scooter sidewalk riders

The fine for riding an e-scooter on the sidewalk is $180, according to Sgt. Mark Gatien.
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E-scooters could be on the streets of North Bay.

Seven people are facing fines after riding e-scooters on Ottawa sidewalks.

Ottawa Police Sergeant Mark Gatien with the service's traffic division says they've been getting numerous complaints from members of the public about e-scooters being used on local sidewalks, so they assigned an officer to e-scooter sidewalk enforcement.

Seven tickets were issued Monday, at $180 a piece.

Sgt. Gatien says the City of Ottawa's new rentable e-scooters even tell users when they rent them, that they are not to be used on sidewalks. 

The e-scooter program has been around for a little over a month in Ottawa, and the city says the vehicles are logging about 2,400 trips each day.

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