Rules for the use of electric scooters in other countries or regions
What are the rules for electric scooters in other countries/regions?
In some countries, scooters are treated like bicycles, while in others they are considered vehicles.In some places, therefore, electric scooters must meet the same requirements as vehicles on the road.
Electric scooters in the United States can travel on roads with no bike lanes if the speed of the scooters does not exceed 25 mph.Unless you turn left or pass by, you must bring the scooter close to the right curb.
Different states also have certain regulations for electric scooters.In California, riders can use their scooters on roads, bike lanes and sidewalks as long as the user is wearing a helmet and over the age of 16.
Electric scooters will be banned in New York until April 2020.Before legislation was passed earlier this year, riding an electric scooter in New York could cost riders $500 (£385).
In France, the speed limit for driving an electric scooter is 15.5 MPH.Those who ride the scooters at higher speeds will be fined 1,500 euros (1,359 pounds).The minimum age to drive an electric scooter in France is 12.
Electric scooters are banned from sharing passengers and those who do not comply are fined 35 euros (about £32).Electric scooters are also banned on pavements in France.
In Germany, electric scooters can travel no faster than 12.4 miles per hour and the minimum age is 14.Vehicles may be used on roads and bike lanes, but not on sidewalks.They must also be equipped with bicycle-like equipment such as lights, brakes, reflectors and bells.