E-Scooter Law

Electric Scooters are not to be used on public roads, Cycle lanes or footpaths.

The legalities of riding an E Scooter :

Currently it is illegal to ride an E scooter on “public paths” or “pavements”.

This is due to an 183 year-old law classifying them as a 'carriage'. 

The law:

"If any person shall wilfully ride upon any footpath or causeway by the side of any road made or set apart for the use or accommodation of foot passengers; or shall wilfully lead or drive any horse, ass, sheep, mule, swine, or cattle or carriage of any description, or any truck or sledge, upon any such footpath or causeway; or shall tether any horse, ass, mule, swine, or cattle, on any highway, so as to suffer or permit the tethered animal to be thereon."

The UK's Department for Transport views electric scooters as ‘Personal Light Electric Vehicle (PLEV)’, because they’re powered by a motor, requiring them to be registered and taxed via the DVLA. However, the law allows pedal-assisted electric bikes that are capped at 15.5 mph. 

This law was written over 200 years ago and we think that scooting has such a positive effect on the environment and peoples daily commute. Scooters have evolved quickly and laws take a while to change. They just don't exist in the eyes of the law and laws take time to change. 

There are currently government initiatives to have E-scooters legalised alongside Bikes and other commuters. Please read our guide to e-scooter rules and regulations for more information.

Please contact us if you have any questions: orders@theescooterco.com

 

 

THE E-SCOOTER CO.

Leading UK E-Scooter Retailer

Welcome to The E Scooter Family

The E-Scooter Co. is one of the leading electric scooter retailers in the UK. We stock top global brands and offer expert advice.

Before the E-Scooter Co. launched we really struggled to find ANY decent advice when we purchased our E Scooter. We saw people on them, and managed to buy one, but nobody actually HELPED us or told us what to do?!

There’s also more than one E Scooter so it’s easy to buy the wrong one when you have absolutely no idea what you are supposed to be doing (like we did). So, we wanted to change all of that. We wanted to share our E Scooter love!

I’m a 6’3 strapping bloke, my wife is a petite 5’2. We don’t need or want to ride the same E Scooter. Nobody explained this, so we realised that this gap in the market needed to be filled.

We want you to be able to get the perfect E Scooter for YOUR NEEDS. Because of this, we will provide you with all the information and guidance that you need to purchase the right product. Then you can enjoy scooting as much as we do!

In summary, our company guarantees:

• Your E Scooter is hand-picked for performance, quality and safety

• We personally test them to make sure they meet all necessary criteria, both for UK and Worldwide E Scooting 

• We look to give our customers the best value for money and excellent customer service

• We will strife to give the best advice for your needs

• We want to ensure you are happy – like we are! 

Please get in touch, and we shall look forward to helping you on your E Scooting journey!

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