This is a topic we have wrote on a few times but it just doesn’t seem to be going away and if anything it seems electric scooters are bringing more controversy as well as headlines. The massive surge in popularity of the adult electric scooters along with increasing amounts of traffic in UK’s cities is a large reason why these products are looking more and more like the future. It is easy to see just why they are so popular now and with major countries like France, Spain, Australia and USA introducing laws for these electric scooters it seems inevitable that the same will have to be done in the UK.
Despite the fact that you will see many electric scooters every day going through UK cities there is still some uncertainty around UK adult electric scooter laws. To make a long story short they are of course not illegal however it is not legal to use them on public roads. Under UK law the electric scooter is not powerful enough to be on UK roads however they can of course be used on private property. Now that is not really much use as people want to use them for commuting so where does this leave everyone who wants to use an electric scooter.
Ok so if they are not allowed on the roads then can they be used on the footpath? No! You can’t even use them on the footpath much like you can’t use a bike on the footpath under UK law. So can you use it on the roads if you get it taxed? Not you can’t. You can not use the electric scooter on the roads no matter what way you go about it. Is this because the government don’t want you using them? Well it is more to do with the laws being outdated for such modern technologies and the government has not made it a priority to update this law like other countries. Essentially if you want to use an electric scooter you do so at your own risk and just have to be aware that you can get fined or it can even be confiscated. Buyer beware!