E-scooters are controversial in Brent and have even been the subject of a Conservative Group motion at a Full Council meeting.
Some see them as dangerous to pedestrians, particularly the young and the elderly, when used on the pavement, and a menace to driver safety when used on the road.
Others cite their potential in reducing car use, particularly the single driver taking up a lot of space on the road, and in reducing the pollution and fossil fuel use that would otherwise be caused if the scooter rider was driving a vehicle.
The police have taken the opportunity, ahead of Christmas purchases, to remind the public of their legal status and the Fixed Penalty Notices applicable for misuse.
As always, given limited police resources, there is the question of enforcement.