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.