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Powered transporters - The law on using lightweight transport vehicles which transport one person.

14 Jul 2020

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.

 

Details:

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
  • hoverboards
  • U-wheels
  • powered mini scooters (go-peds)
  • powered unicycles

Read more information on where trials are taking place and the rules to follow.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/powered-transporters/information-sheet-guidance-on-powered-transporters