An e-scooter operation in Townsville has seen 48 people fined by police.
The two-day operation on November 16 and 17, led by Highway Patrol officers, focused on Ross River Road, Charters Towers Road, Townsville City and The Strand.
Not wearing a helmet was the most common offence with 27 infringement notices handed out, while 16 people were busted riding on a road with a speed limit above 50km per hour.
Riders were also fined for doubling a passenger, speeding and failing to stop at a stop sign.
Highway Patrol Townsville Officer in Charge Senior Sergeant Robert Nalder says police were disappointed with the lack of compliance by e-scooter users, with a high number of riders flouting the law.
“Many PMD users are not doing the right thing and then claiming ignorance when stopped by police,” SSgt Nalder said.
“Not knowing the road rules of a vehicle or device you are operating, is not a defence.
“If you want to ride e-scooters, know the rules.”
Senior Sergeant Nalder said Townsville residents can expect to see more Personal Mobility Device operations in the future.