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Are Electric Scooter Legal?

November 02, 2021

Have you seen many people riding electric scooters in the streets and alleys of the city? Do you really want to join them? So why not get your own foldable electric scooter? Are you worried that riding an electric scooter will require a driver's license like a motorcycle? Can electric scooters be legally on the road? The answers to most questions depend on the situation. Below I will organize relevant information according to the current situation.

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Are E-scooter legal in the UK?

Yes, it is legal to ride electric scooters in some experimental areas in the UK, but the scooters are prohibited from driving on the sidewalk and the speed must not exceed 15.5 mph.

Where can I ride an electric scooter legally on the street?

The government is trying out electric scooters on public roads, but only for the models they rent in the following test areas:

  • Ealing
  • Hammersmith and Fulham
  • Kensington and Chelsea
  • Richmond upon Thames
  • City of London
  • Lambeth (only in the northern part of the district)
  • Southwark
  • Ta Village
  • Westminster

For those who own electric scooters, the law does not allow them to be used on public roads and can only be used on private land.

What conditions do I need to meet to rent an electric scooter in London?

  • First, you must hold a temporary or full driving license
  • Second, you must be at least 18 years old
  • The last, before you hire for the first time, you must take an e-learning security course

Do I need a license to ride an electric scooter on road in the US?

No, you don’t need a license to ride an escooter, but except for California. California law requires riders of electric scooters to have a valid driver’s license and the speed of the scooters must not exceed 15 mph.

But as with all such legal issues, it’s best to check local state and city laws before buying or renting your own scooter.

Does electric scooter legal in the world?

It depends on where you live.

In Queensland and Victoria in Australia, you need to obtain a driver's license to ride an electric scooter.

In Japan, the legal use of electric scooters on the road requires more than a license plate, insurance, and registration. The rider of the scooter must also have a valid motorcycle driver's license.

Canadian scooter laws vary by province, state, and city. In most provinces of Canada, you can ride an electric scooter without a license, but there is a minimum age requirement. However, some places do require a driver's license.

But as with all such legal issues, it is best to check local state and city laws before buying or renting your own scooter.

As many provinces, states, cities, and territories have different laws and regulations, you should check the relevant local laws and regulations before buying or renting an electric scooter.

Do I Need Insurance for an Electric Scooter?

No, you don’t need an insurance for electric scooters.

In the United States, local and federal transportation agencies currently do not require riders of electric scooters to carry insurance, and the same is true in the United Kingdom.

Riders of electric scooters should be prepared to protect themselves and those around them, take all precautions, including wearing helmets and other protective equipment, issuing stop and turn signals, and complying with traffic signals and road rules.

But riding electric scooters on motorized roads, traffic accidents are inevitable. So e-scooter riders should at least have health insurance to protect them in the event of injury.

In addition, riders should wear helmets and knee pads to protect themselves when riding electric scooters.

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