Two e-scooters have been seized in Buncrana this week.
Gardai say e-scooters are considered Mechanically Propelled Vehicles and are subject to the regulatory controls that apply to other vehicles.
They have warned that e-scooters must be roadworthy, registered, taxed and insured.
However, it is currently not possible to tax or insure e-scooters and so they are not considered suitable for use in a public place.
The driver of an e-scooter must also hold the appropriate driving licence and wear a helmet.