Are Electric Skateboards Legal? 25 Countries And Regions

November 28, 2021

Electric skateboard is very cool when riding, aren't they? But when you consider buying, the first question you will think of is, "Is an electric skateboard legal? Can it ride on the street?"

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Are electric skateboards legal?

Whether an electric skateboard is legal or not depends on the laws and regulations of your country/region. It also depends on where you ride, the speed of the skateboard and whether you wear safety protection equipment.

This article collects the laws on the use of electric skateboards in many countries/regions. If you have any questions, it is best to ask the local government.

Country/area

Legal or Not

Requirements

United States - California

Yes

1.You must over 16 years old and wear a helmet.

2. The motor power does not exceed 1000w, and the maximum speed does not exceed 20 mph.

3. Driving at night, the skateboard or rider has a complete lighting system

United States Michigan

Yes

Can ride on the same road as a bicycle and a car.

United States Florida

Yes

Streets and bike lanes with a speed limit of 25 mph.

Canada

Grey area

Can't drive on the roads of British Columbia

Australia

Yes

Electric skateboards are classified as "wheeled entertainment equipment". You must be at least 16 years old and wear a helmet.

Singapore

Yes

Driving on the road is illegal, but they are allowed to drive on sidewalks and bicycle lanes up to 15 km/h and 25 km/h.

Austria

Yes

Hoverboards and other small electric devices can be driven on sidewalks, provided that they do not endanger pedestrians, except for electric skateboards.

Belgium

Yes

Riders are allowed to use them on the same roads as bicycles, with a speed limit of 20 km/h.

Croatia

Yes

Can ride on bicycle lanes and sidewalks.

Denmark

Yes

The maximum speed is 20 km/h, the minimum age is 15 years old, and there must be lights on the rider or skateboard.

Finland

Yes

Maximum power is 1000w, max speed 25 km/h.

France

Yes

It is legal on roads where the speed limit is less than or equal to 50 km/h, but the maximum speed of electric skateboards should not exceed 25km/h (15mph), and lights and reflectors must be provided.

Germany

No

Electric skateboards do not have handlebars and registration, license plates and insurance, and cannot be legally used on the road.

Greece

Grey area

The legalization of electric skateboards and electric skateboards is underway.

Ireland

No

Unable to purchase insurance and not legally on the road.

Italy

Yes

Speed limited 30 km/h.

Lithuania

Yes

Maximum power is 1000w.

Netherlands

No

Anything that is not a bicycle is illegal.

Norway

Yes

The maximum speed allowed is 20 km/h, and you need headlights and taillights, reflectors, a certain amount of braking force and a signal horn or signal bell.

Poland

Not sure

You can drive on the sidewalk, but there must be no bicycle lane and the sidewalk is large enough.

Portugal

Yes

Riding an electric skateboard is completely legal.

Spain

Yes

Both electric skateboards and electric skateboards are legal.

Sweden

Yes

The maximum speed is 20km/h and the maximum power is 250W.

Switzerland

No

Illegal, if caught by the police, you will lose your skateboard

United Kingdom

No

However, some areas are undergoing legality trials. You can rent an electric skateboard, but you cannot use your own electric skateboard.

Although it is illegal to ride electric skateboards on public roads in many places, you can ride in private places. No matter where you ride, please wear a helmet and protective equipment.

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