The government has begun trials of e-scooters
Trials are for approved rental e-scooters only. The rules for private e-scooters and other powered transporters have not changed and are as follows.
If you use an e-scooter illegally, you could face a fine and penalty points on your licence, and the e-scooter could be impounded.
Information sheet providing guidance to help retailers, manufacturers, importers and dealers understand the law on novel lightweight transport devices used to transport a single person (powered transporters).
Powered transporters include devices such as:
- electric scooters
- powered mini scooters (go-peds)
- powered unicycles
Read more information on where trials are taking place and the rules to follow.