Are electric scooters legal in UK?
Electric scooters are growing more-and-more popular – but it’s illegal to ride them in a public place. Under UK law, it’s permitted to ride an electric scooter on private land as long as you have the landowner’s permission. But it’s an offence to ride them in public – including on paths, pavements and roads.
Do you need a Licence for an electric scooter UK?
For now, the UK does not permit e-scooters to be ridden on public roads, bike lanes, or pedestrian walkways. Because of this ban, driver’s licenses are not required to operate an electric scooter.
Can you ride an electric scooter on the pavement?
Privately-owned e-scooters, which are widely available to buy online, are illegal to use on public roads, cycle lanes and pavements. The only place a private e-scooter can be used is on private land, with the permission of the landowner.
What licence do I need for an electric scooter?
Electric Kickstand Scooter
If your electric scooter goes over 30mph it is classed as a full road vehicle, and follows the same rules as a 50cc petrol scooter. This means you need a valid CBT at the very minimum, but that you can also hold a full motorbike licence.
Where can I ride an electric scooter legally?
Following a surprise announcement on Monday 7 June 2021, e-scooters are now legal to use in London.
Are e-scooters legal in London?
- Hammersmith and Fulham.
- Kensington and Chelsea.
- Richmond Upon Thames.
- City of London.
- Lambeth (north of the borough only)
- Tower Hamlets.
How do I register my electric scooter UK?
Where you can ride
- Completed DVLA form V55/4 (V55 application can be download by clicking here)
- DVLA form V267 completed by us (declaration that scooter is new, you will receive from us already completed)
- DVLA form C&E 389 completed by us (you do not need to do anything with this apart from add your name & address)