E-scooter laws: What you need to know

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Government announce plans to legalise e-scooters on UK roads

Private electric scooter use is set to be legalised on public roads, under a new Transport Bill introduced in the Queen’s Speech.

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First steps taken towards private e-scooter regulation

The Government’s new Transport Bill signals commitment to regulate e-scooter use, alongside other forms of micro-mobility.

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Electric scooter laws in the UK - fully updated for 2022

Electric scooters are getting closer to being fully legalised on public roads, but UK laws on e-scooters aren’t always clear. Here, we uncover the key facts around e-scooter UK law.

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The law today...

  • Yes. They are legal to own, but there are restrictions on how you can use privately-owned scooters.

  • Privately-owned e-scooters are currently only legal to ride on private land with the landowner’s permission. However, the UK Government recently announced plans to legalise private e-scooter use in public places, in the near future. We’ll keep updating this page with all the latest developments on the journey to full legalisation.

  • The maximum speed for an e-scooter is 15.5mph. There is currently no limit for privately owned e-scooters, but the Government is expected to update this soon when they reveal new regulations on e-scooter use.

  • There’s still a way to go before e-scooters are fully legal on UK roads. However, we’re encouraged to see the Government taking steps towards putting clear regulations in place that will make them safe to use on public roads across the UK in the near future.