yeah I think it has been fairly well known, and it's due to really old laws that need updated. you could technically be fined but the police I know say they all ignore it as they know it's rubbish, but if you act like an idiot you can expect them to fine you.

I would agree on that. There are loads of old laws that are forgotten about and broken everyday like feet on seats on public transport. Have you seen anyone arrested for that in a while?
Look it simply good sense to allow electric scooters, skateboards or bikes if it reduces our carbon footprint.