Electric Scooter Laws

Controversial Electric Scooter Laws You Should Know

What is an Electric Scooter?

Electric scooter laws can be confusing. Our experienced solicitors will help you with your Motoring Offences claims in relation to Scooter Motoring offences. An electric scooter is an electric motor-powered device, with handlebars and a floorboard, the average scooter motor has a power of 250 watts. They are a great way of transportation if you are wanting to look after the environment. However, the laws on electric scooters can be complicated to a lot of people, because of the vast variety of electric scooters on the market now, the government has imposed rules to restrict the dangerous use of electric scooters.

What are the electric scooter laws?

If privately owned, electric scooters can only be used on private property or land, only with the landowner’s permission. Legally, you cannot use a privately owned scooter on a public road. As e-scooters are powered transporters meaning that they cannot be used on the road or the pavement.

This can be frustrating to people who want to use electric scooters to transport; however, major cities in the UK have started doing trials on electric scooters, enabling people to use them.

Trials in the Major UK Cities

As a part of the new scheme, the government has started new trials, enabling people to use electric scooters to travel. The individuals must complete an online course and hold a provisional licence before travelling. The scooters are automatically insured and are restricted to travel up to 15.5 mph, which is a lot safer than privately owned scooters which can go up to 68mph. You can find out more information on these trials in the latest BBC Article.

You can still break the law on an insured trial electric scooter

People can still be found breaking the law whilst using an electric scooter is one of the major cities for the trial. People using electric scooters cannot go on the pavement and can face a fine for doing it, you can also face penalty points and fines if you are found using one of those scooters under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

If you have been charged with a motoring offence in relation to electric scooters, we highly recommend that you contact one of our solicitors now. We understand that the new electric scooter laws can be confusing and unclear, our solicitors can use their extensive knowledge to help with your case so that you can come out with the best possible outcome.

Have you been charged with a motoring offence?

If you have been charged with a motoring offence, or want to know more about electric scooter laws, contact Solicitors on Your Side now to help you lower your motoring offence penalties. We understand that these situations can be very time consuming and stressful but at Solicitors on Your Side, we will try to make the process as quick as possible.

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