20 Best electric scooter laws

If you are thinking about getting an electric scooter, you are probably wondering what the legal requirements are in your area. The first thing that you will want to do is familiarize yourself with all of the electric scooter laws that are in effect in your state. Most states require that you be 18 years of age or older to operate one, unless it is a motorized vehicle (meaning one that can go up to a specified speed on the road). In addition to that, current California state law states that electric scooters are legally legal with some restrictions:

TOXOZERS Adult Citycoco 60v 1000W Fat Tire Scooter with LED Light Electric Power Scooters WERCS Battery Certificate(Black)
  • 🛴NEW BIG TIRE DESIGN -- the fat/wide tires keep this scooter balanced all on it’s own. Even though a kick stand comes equipped, you won’t really need it.Since the electric scooter is a large item,we use the logistics delivery and the transportation time will be longer.
  • 🛴25MPH TOP SPEED -- The 1000w scooter rear hub motor propels this adult electric scooter to a max speed of 25mph per hour,Keeping you safe can also make you enjoy cycling.
  • 🛴STEADY AND COMFORTABLE -- the fat tire bike has 2 padded seats support, premium hydraulic shocks, vibration absorbing wide tubeless tires and a 8 inch ground clearance.10-15 degree hill climbing capacity is unmatched.This electric bike is to be used only on safe, dry smoothly paved or hard packed surfaces.
  • 🛴LED LIGHT -- adult scooters with Front & Rear led headlight running feature makes sure you see and are seen.
  • 🛴SIMPLE OPERATION AND CONVENIENT -- scooters has key start and Power display system more obvious to show battery state for user.
Vive 4 Wheel Mobility Scooter - Electric Powered Wheelchair Device - Compact Heavy Duty Mobile for Travel, Adults, Elderly - Long Range Power Extended Battery with Charger and Basket Included
  • SAFELY NAVIGATE SMOOTH SURFACES: Easy maneuver over smooth, indoor and outdoor surfaces with comfort and ease with the Vive four-wheel mobility scooter. Designed to safely support up to 265 pounds, the mobility scooter features 8” flat-free, non-marking tires, a maximum speed of 3.7mph and a driving distance up to 12.4 miles per charge.
  • COMFORTABLE SEATING: Comfortably padded, the wide, 15.75” seat and backrest provide gentle cushioning and support. The seat rotates and is also height adjustable for a customizable fit. Additionally, the scooter seat is surrounded by two padded armrests that adjust and flip upward for greater convenience when exiting or boarding.
  • EASY TO TRANSPORT: Quickly disassemble the Vive mobility scooter into four separate pieces for easy portability. Featuring a folding tiller and removable seat, each section easily fits in the trunk of standard size vehicles. The rear section weighs 29 pounds and is the heaviest of the four pieces.
  • INTUITIVE CONTROL PANEL: Located on the tiller console, the control panel allows you to set the maximum speed with the variable speed dial, change from a forward to a reverse direction, turn on the headlight as well as produce a warning tone as needed. The display also includes a color-coded battery life indicator for checking the status of the battery at a glance.
  • VIVE GUARANTEE: 5 year limited guarantee so you can purchase now with confidence.
Venture Heat Women's Heated Vest with Battery Pack - Insulated Electric Jacket, Puffer Vest, Roam 2.0 (M, Black)
  • 🔆 VERSION 2.0: Our newest update features 20% larger heating panels that help boost your core body heat fast. Ultra thin carbon fiber heating targets your back, chest, and neck to keep you warm.
  • 🔥 TEMPERATURE CONTROL: Take charge of your heated clothing with high, medium, and low settings. Change the heat setting of your jacket with a simple press of a button.
  • 🕛 10 HOUR RUNTIME: Includes our 7.4V 5200 mAh Power Kit with Charger. Heat resistant and heated clothing safe. Operates up to 10 hours (low), 6 hours (med), 3 hours (high)
  • ⚡ PHONE CHARGING: Charge your phone and smart devices from our battery's USB port (output only). Press and hold on the battery button to activate a mini flashlight.
  • ❄ MACHINE WASH: Washer and dryer safe. Includes zippered packing cube. Designed in USA. USA Support. 1 Year Warranty. Established Quality Since 2003.
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Razor EcoSmart SUP Electric Scooter - Black,One Size
  • YOUR CHOICE TO STAND – EcoSmart SUP Electric Scooter is the stand-up version of Razor’s bestselling adult electric scooter, the EcoSmart Metro. Now you have the choice to stand up and enjoy the same comfortable ride in style!
  • SMOOTH HANDLING – Extra-large, air-filled 16" tires (406 mm) provide a smoother, safer ride on uneven terrain. Comfortable, twist-grip hand throttle and hand brake provide ease of control
  • FAST AND POWERFUL – The EcoSmart series is now with a maintenance free hub-driven motor! The quiet, high torque, 350-watt motor boasts an up to 15.5 mph (25 km/h) max speed with a range of up to 12 miles (19 km) and up to 60 minutes of continuous use
  • SAFETY AND STABILITY – Rear-wheel drive shifts weight to the rear, enhancing both drive traction and ease of steering
Z-FIRST Solid Tires 8.5 Inches Electric Scooter Wheels Replacement Tire 8-1/2'' Front or Rear Honeycomb Tires for Xiaomi Mijia M365, Gotrax GXL V2 and More (2)
  • High quality and durable rubber material with grooved surface provides an excellent grip,explosion-proof and pressure resistant,resistant to abrasion Lightweight and durable.
  • Product Details, weight - 1.5 pounds, outer diameter - 8.5 inches, inner diameter - 5.5 inches, width - 2 inches. Perfect for the width of the wheel hub is between 1.33 and 1.34 inches and the outer diameter of the wheel hub is between 6.49 and 6.50 inches. Customized for 8.5 inches Electric Scooter Xiaomi M365’s / GOTRAX GXL V2 wheels.
  • Easy installation and operation:no need to inflate,No more need for patches, inner tube, bicycle pump,convenient to use no need worry about puncture broken.Hot water softening,adjusted flexibly and fixed tightly is over.
  • Anti-skidding pattern makes it can be used in snowy and rainy days.
  • Please see pictures to confirm size and compatibility before order. If you have any problem,please feel free to contact us.
Alvey Joystick Knob for Dynamic Joystick Remotes (Shark, SPJ+, and A-Series)
  • This knob is made to be used on Dynamic joystick remotes including the Shark, SPJ+, & A-Series)
  • Used on many models from ActiveCare, Golden, Invacare, Jazzy, Merits, PaceSaver, and others.
  • Installation is a snap - simply twist off your old, worn joystick knob and push your new one on in its place.
WISGING Scooter Mobility Folding Electric Mobility Scooter 3 Wheel Lightweight Portable Power Travel Scooters - Support 280 lbs Weight Only 56 lbs Long Range(12.8 Mile)
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WISGING Scooter Mobility Folding Electric Mobility Scooter 3 Wheel Lightweight Portable Power Travel Scooters - Support 280 lbs Weight Only 56 lbs Long Range(12.8 Mile)
  • 👨‍🦼【FOLDING LIGHTWEIGHT DESIGN】 WISGING C09B Folding Scooter Mobility Weight Only 56 lbs with Battery. Its Unique Design allows it to Fold Quickly. It is about the size of a Suitcase and is Very Convenient for Storage and Travel.
  • 👨‍🦼【HIGH ENDURANCE DURABLE】 WISGING C09B Folding Scooter Mobility is Equiped with 8AH Lithium Battery and Support for Longer Distances. It can about travel up to 12.8 Miles when the battery is Fully Charged. Three 8-inch Wheels, the Front Wheels are Equipped with Excellent Shock Absorption System, making it More Stable.
  • 👨‍🦼【REVERSE GEAR DESIGN】 WISGING C09B Folding Scooter Mobility compared to other scooters has a Biggest Advantage is that it has a Reverse Gear, which allows you to Adjust your Driving Position Easily. Even in Crowded Conditions, you can also Change other Driving Routes Quickly.
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  • 👨‍🦼【PORTABLE EASY CARRY】 WISGING C09B Folding Scooter Mobility can Folds Up in Three Seconds. Compact Size after Folding making it Fits Easily in the Trunk of your Car, and this Scooter can be taken On the Plane, Very Suitable for the Travel.
Razor 12 Volt 7Ah Electric Scooter Batteries High Performance - Set of 2 Includes New Wiring Harness
  • Slide on Terminals! No Soldering! Easy Installation! Diagram Included!
  • High Performance (2) 12V 7ah Premium Replacement Batteries & Wiring Harness (8 ah occasional upgrade)
  • Fully Charged Ready to Ride! Install in minutes, ride for hours!
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • 5.94" x 2.57" x 3.82" (each battery, includes TWO batteries and wire harness)
EGO BIKE Carrier for Wheelchair Power Electric Medical Mobility Scooter Rack with Ramp
  • Heavy duty steel construction,durable black powder coated finish
  • Folding ramp can also be locked flat when not in use
  • Fits all 2" receiver, hitch class III or IV,weight capacity of ramp: Up To 400 Lbs
  • Heavy duty internal spring loaded pull locks,hitch tightener is not included
  • Buy with confidence,100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE:We sure you will love our high quality products. However,if you are unsatisfied in either way,you have No-Questions-Asked, 30-DAY money-back guarantee.
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Razor E Prime III Electric Scooter - 18 mph, 15 Mile Range, 8" Pneumatic Front Tire, Foldable, Portable and Extremely Lightweight, Rear Wheel Drive, for Travel and Commuting
  • SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE – a 250-watt motor boasts an 18 mph (29 km/h) max speed with a range of up to 15 miles
  • FOLDABLE AND PORTABLE – Weighing only 24.2 lbs (11 kg), it’s the lightest in its class. Designed for easy storage or to hand-carry when necessary
  • SMOOTH RIDE – An 8-inch (200 mm) pneumatic front tire provides shock absorption for a smoother, safer ride on uneven terrain
  • SAFETY AND STABILITY – Rear-wheel drive apportions greater weight to the rear, enhancing both drive traction and ease of steering
  • LOCKABLE – Featuring a security lock point for riders to secure the scooter with their own lock
Womens Leather Winter Touchscreen Texting Gloves Driving Fashion 100% Pure Lambskin Cashmere Lined Outdoor Warm Gloves
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Womens Leather Winter Touchscreen Texting Gloves Driving Fashion 100% Pure Lambskin Cashmere Lined Outdoor Warm Gloves
  • Leather gloves for women are one of the most popular types of winter gloves. Women's warm gloves are typically made of 100% pure Italian lambskin ,which covers from above your knuckles to the top of your wrist, lined with cashmere to keep your hands warm during the harshest of winters. Sewing long-lasting high-quality workmanship. Perfect leather formula with black driving gloves for better quality control.
  • Super soft gloves are 3 sizes (M=7'':L=7.5'':XL=8'') use a soft tape measure, wrap it around your hand from the upper part of your palm and across your knuckles, these women lambskin gloves are soft, comfy and warm. But yet, ladies gloves are not bulky, allowing you freedom of movement. These winter leather gloves are thick enough to keep your hands warm, yet thin to tuck in your coat pocket or purse with no problems. Perfect for the in-between stage of cold weather fall/winter.
  • WINTER BEST GIFT: Leather driving gloves, these days, are not worn just to keep us warm in cold, but the thick gloves also have become a style statement and look awe-inspiring even. The fashion gloves can be more and more necessary. Then it is a good choice to send to parents, friends etc as Christmas, New Year, Birthday Gifts.The ladies black leather gloves is popular all the way and will never be out of date!
  • WOMEN TOUCH SCREEN GLOVES: Today, quipped with touch screen technology to enable smart phone and tablet use while keeping hands warm in the cold weather, The touch screen parts are on the index fingers of both gloves and also the thumbs. They have a satin inset on the thumb and first finger to allow for use with a cell phone or touch screen device. They are very versatile and work well as driving gloves and outdoors on the cellphone.
  • TIP: Gloves made of genuine leather are a bit weatherproof. While getting them wet in the rain for a short walk from your car to your front door isn’t the end of the world, they certainly aren’t made for outdoor use. Never put your winter driving gloves in the washing machine. If you need to get them cleaned, then taking them to a professional dry cleaner is the best option. The luxury gloves is going to be an essential feature.
ENGWE Mobility Scooter 4 Wheel Medical Scout Compact Travel Power Scooter
  • 🚴‍♀️The 4 wheeled moped is easy to disassemble and suitable for short-distance driving. It has convenient maneuverability and very reliable safety.
  • 🚴‍♀️Freely adjustable: The seat can be rotated and rotated, and the height and direction of the seat, the width of the armrest and the angle of the direction rod can be adjusted to make you more comfortable and convenient.
  • 🚴‍♀️Mileage and speed: The mileage range is about 10-16 miles, the maximum forward speed: 4.5 mph.
  • 🚴‍♀️Prevent tipping: An anti-rolling wheel is designed above the rear wheel of the electric scooter to prevent rollover.
  • 🚴‍♀️Remember: Before using this electric scooter, please read the instructions carefully to avoid accidents caused by operating errors.
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ECOTRIC Trailer Hitch Folding Carrier for Wheelchair Scooter Disability Mobility Rack w/Loading Ramp - 400 lbs Weight Capacity
  • This wheelchair carrier is made for easy loading and transporting of your wheelchair, scooter or other similar items. It can be used as a carrier and a ramp; simply attach it to your hitch.
  • Heavy duty folding hitch makes our carrier more rigid and stronger; Tie down straps can be hooked onto any of the tie down holes featured on the ramp sides. 3-position carrier (closed flat, open L-shape & open flat.Tie down straps can be hooked onto any of the tie down holes featured on the ramp sides. Handle on the ramp for easy folding and unfolding.
  • Platform dimension: 26.8 X 46.2 inch; Total length of ramp when expended is 38.7 inch. Total weight of carrier 75 Lbs; Weight of ramp (gate) 16 lbs. Easy to lift; Weight Capacity of Ramp: Up to 400 lbs. Durable black powder coated finish
  • Has a 3 inch safety rail; Fits all 2" Receiver, hitch class III or IV; Folding ramp can also be locked flat when not in use. Heavy-duty steel construction and internal spring loaded pull locks.
  • Note:Mobility devices are not to be occupied when loading, unloading, or on the carrier! Never exceed the rated capacities of your hitch. Hitch tightener is required to prevent the rack from wobbling,anti wobble plate is not included.
JOLEGE Self Balancing Hoverboard, 6.5" Two-Wheel Self Balancing Flash Wheel Electric Scooter for Kids - SGS Certified
  • ▶EASY AND FUN - Specific operation steps and powerful self-balancing feature would help u to learn it well in 5 minutes, We believe you will feel easy to ride and have fun with it.
  • ▶STRONG FUNCTIONALITY - Enjoy the hoverboard with speed of up to 6mph by powerful Dual 300W Motors.
  • ▶SELF BALANCE SYSTEM - Quick learning system and powerful self-balancing feature would allow you become a master of hoverboard rider in only 5 minutes.
  • ▶SAFETY GUARANTEE - UL 2272 certified battery can make sure all electrical systems and components maintain safety standard when you use it indoor or outdoor.
  • ▶MOST WONDERFUL GITFS - With its basic delight feature design, it becomes a super funny toys or gifts for kids adults. Enjoy your good time with this magic Hoverboard !
Weize 12V 35AH Deep Cycle Battery for Scooter Pride Mobility Jazzy Select Electric Wheelchair - 2 Pack in Series 24V
  • LFP1235 Sealed Lead Acid Rechargeable Maintenance Free Battery, Size: 7.68 x 5.12 x 7.09 inches. Quantity: 2 x Battery ( with Screws, but no wire harness or mounting).
  • Compatible with 24 Volt Electric Wheelchair, if Put 2 Battery in Series, It Could Get 24V Voltage.
  • Depend on the Devices, It May Need to Put More Together to Get Enough Voltage or Capacity, Used For Jazzy Select GT Power Chair, Pride Mobility Jazzy Select 6, Trolling Motor, Power Patrol SLA1156, Lawn Garden Tractor Riding Mower, Invacare Pronto M50 M51 M61 M71 Booster, Solar Panel Wind Energy Storage, Industrial and Medical Equipment, Golf Carts, Portable Tools, Emergency Lighting, Leisure RV Camping, etc.
  • Replace 31Ah 32Ah 33Ah 34Ah 36Ah MX-123 MX-12310 ES33-12 PS33-12D CSB GP12340 BP35-12 CLTXPA1235C TR35-12 U1-35.
  • With 30 Day Return Policy and 1 Year Warranty.
JOLEGE Hoverboard, 6.5" Self Balancing Electric Scooter with LED Lights, Contrast-Body Bluetooth Hoverboard for Kids
  • ➢Safety certification - Safety is our first priority, all jolege hoverboards have passed strict electrical test and meet SGS standards to ensure safety. Integrated battery overload protection system
  • ➢Unique LED & Bluetooth - Built-in wireless speaker can be easily connected to portable devices in second. (bluetooth depend on the model, choose bluetooth version by color.)
  • ➢Variety - Choose from a variety of colors and styles.
  • ➢Smooth Rides - 6.5" high quality rubber tires, non-slip and shock-absorbing pedals, can travel in safety. free your feet - new way for transportation!
  • ➢Perfect Gift - stylish toy brings joy for your child. So have fun with your family and friends!
Vive Foldable Mobility Scooter - Electric Powered Portable Wheelchair - 4 Wheel Light and Compact Mobile Travel - TSA Approved - for Seniors, Elderly, Adults - Long Range Battery and Charger Included
  • PERFECT FOR ON THE GO USE: Ideal for traveling, the battery-powered, Vive mobility scooter is lightweight and compact when folded, easily fitting into standard trunk sizes. The mobility scooter automatically folds with a convenient remote control to create a compact shape that can be easily wheeled around as needed and stored upright.
  • SAFE MANEUVERABILITY: Resting on four, flat-free tires, the foldable mobility scooter allows you to navigate over common indoor surfaces such as tile and carpet and smooth outdoor surfaces with ease. Designed to support up to 220 pounds, the power mobility scooter features a 14” wide molded seat with a comfortable backrest for greater support.
  • LONG BATTERY LIFE: With convenient onboard charging, the electric mobility scooter includes a powerful battery that provides a driving range up to 11.3 miles per charge. The scooter has a maximum speed of 3.7 mph and can easily navigate mild inclines..
  • EASY TO USE CONTROL PANEL: Located on the adjustable tiller console, the control panel allows you to set the maximum speed with the variable speed knob and change from a forward to a reverse direction. The display also includes a color-coded battery life indicator for checking the status of the battery at a glance.
  • VIVE GUARANTEE: One year limited guarantee so you can purchase now with confidence.
12V 12AH Pride Mobility SC40X Go-Go Ultra x 3 Wheel Replacement Battery - 2 Pack
  • Upg # D5744 Ub12120 12V 12ah. Pack of 2
  • Dimensions: 5.94 inches x 3.88 inches x 4.06 inches. Weight: 8.16 lbs
  • Sla/agm maintenance free, spill proof battery
  • Rechargeable battery that can be mounted in any position, resists shocks and vibration
  • 1 year warranty
Drive Medical Spitfire Scout 3 Compact Travel Scooter, 3-wheel, Red/Blue
  • Quick and easy disassembly with interchangeable color panels in red and blue
  • Easy-to-adjust delta tiller; Ergonomic throttle control with easy free wheel operation
  • Padded and adjustable armrests for extra comfort; Height-adjustable swivel seat with fold-down backrest
  • Includes quick connect 12ah battery and charger providing an up to 9 miles autonomy.
  • 8 x 2 inches flat-free, non-marking front and rear tires with anti-tip wheels
Erwazi Electric Scooter for Kids, Upgrade Electric Scooter with Adjustable Handlebar and Movable Seat, 2-in-1 Riding Mode Scooter Lightweight and Foldable for Commute and Travel (Silver)
  • 🍒 2-in-1 riding mode, seat can be attached and detached in one minute, sitting and standing modes.
  • 🍒 Foldable, can be quickly folded without tools, easy to carry and store without occupying a seat, folding the seat mode requires removing the seat first.
  • 🍒 Suitable for electric scooters 8-16 years old, the height of the seat and handle is adjustable, so it is suitable for people of different heights.
  • 🍒 Equipped with manual rear brake, spring-loaded bracket and large 6-inch PU tires for smooth driving.
  • 🍒 With a top speed of 9 mph and a quiet motor, it is a good choice for teenagers seeking pleasure and their quiet and peaceful neighbors.

Is It Legal to Ride an Electric Scooter on a Sidewalk?

You have to be licensed or otherwise legally permitted to operate one. This usually requires a background check and a test administered by a licensing authority. If your parents have not been licensed as drivers, you will need to get your own license before you can legally drive one. Even though there is a limited pilot program currently available in California, it is recommended that you get your own license while you are still young. Having a license while you are young, helps make sure that you will be financially responsible once you start driving your electric scooter around.

You will also need to follow certain rules in many areas around the country when it comes to electric scooter laws. Some areas will require riders to obey posted speed limits, others will have restrictions on the weight of the rider or engine. When in rural areas or on highways, it is usually illegal for riders to exceed the posted speed limit unless you are in a special traffic light system.

Not all cities and towns have similar electric scooter laws. Each city has its own regulations. This means that riders must check with their local governments to find out what the regulations in their area are. You may find that there are no speed limits or other restrictions, but the local governments will enforce whatever they feel is necessary to protect the roads from injury and damage.

Riding electric scooter legally means that you need to follow the rules of the road just like everyone else. If you are found to be operating your scooter without a valid license, you could face fines and even jail time. If you are caught without a current license, it is possible that you will be taken to court and possibly have your registration and all personal items confiscated. If you are not wearing proper safety gear and clothing, this can lead to serious injuries and even death.

To keep safe on the roads, electric scooter riders should always carry their driver’s license, registration, and some type of personal protection. While it may seem that some riders do not need much gear, it is important to keep your personal items in case of an accident. You should wear a helmet to protect your head in case of an accident, and other personal items such as money, cell phones, and camera to take pictures. Bikers often use their cell phones to send text messages to help them get a ride, but it is illegal to use a cell phone while riding a motorcycle. It is also illegal to text or talk on your cell phone while riding.

Even if you are licensed to ride a motorized scooter, you must always obey the rules of the road. You should never operate a scooter or moped on roads with speed limits greater than fifteen miles per hour. Some cities have actually set up roadblocks to prevent motorized scooter riders from operating vehicles that are over speed. Even if you are only operating a moped, you should always obey all traffic laws and drive defensively.

Currently, there is no legislation that directly addresses electric scooters being operated on sidewalks. However, if the legislation changes, electric scooters would have to meet certain criteria before being allowed to operate on sidewalks. These guidelines would likely include making sure they are equipped with amber lights, functioning headlights, functioning taillights, and working brake lights. Currently, if a person is caught on a sidewalk with an electric scooter, they could be ticketed and face fines up to $400. Some cities have threatened to sue local municipalities that fail to allow electric scooter riders to ride on sidewalks.