On this page, we will discuss the details of New Jersey`s scooter laws and, as always, you can contact us for a free consultation if you or a loved one has been involved in an electric or motorized roller accident of any kind. To ride an electric bike, you must be at least 15 years old. In October 2020, DC passed a new law regulating and defining electric scooters. DC 50-2201.02 defines scooters as a „personal mobility device“ or „PMD“ – „a motorized propulsion device designed to carry a person or a self-balancing and non-tandem compatible wheel device [i.e. a Segway] to carry a single person. However, does not include a battery-powered wheelchair. The state of Georgia allows its residents to ride electric scooters on bike lanes and bike lanes, as well as on roads with a speed limit of 35 miles per hour or less when not available. Scooters cannot be driven on the sidewalk. Scooters must weigh less than 100 pounds and have a maximum speed of 20 miles per hour. Electric scooters should not operate at more than 20 miles per hour.
When driving at night, a scooter should be equipped with a white front light and a red or yellow taillight, as well as reflectors. Wheels must not exceed a diameter of 10 inches and maximum power is limited to 750 watts. A license is required, but any class will suffice. Here are some of the most important laws related to electric scooters: The scooter company`s liability insurance comes into play if it is to blame for the accident. If another company, such as a delivery service, has caused your damage, their liability policy applies. In July 2019, the Wisconsin State Assembly signed a bill to regulate electric scooters on streets and sidewalks. Scooters must not exceed a speed of 20 mph or a weight of 100 lbs. Scooters are not allowed on sidewalks except in certain circumstances, and cyclists are bound by the same traffic rules as bicycles. The bill also allows local governments to regulate shared scooter operators and set their own rules for scooters under their jurisdiction.
Kansas has legalized electric scooters on statewide roads. Cyclists are not allowed to ride electric bikes or scooters on sidewalks or highways. Wearing a helmet is not mandatory. Only drivers with a valid driver`s license are allowed to ride electric scooters, and scooters must be equipped with front and rear lights at night. If a driver hits a scooter, that person`s auto insurance company assumes responsibility for the claim. While the program may be beneficial for densely populated urban areas like Hudson County, e-bikes and scooters can struggle in traditional postwar New Jersey suburbs designed for the automotive age. Electric scooters are legal in Minnesota and are classified as „motorized foot scooters“ that riders can stand or sit on. Scooters should have handlebars, be powered by an electric motor or internal combustion engine, have wheels no larger than 12 inches in diameter, and have a maximum speed of no more than 15 miles per hour.
Runners must be at least 12 years old and helmets are mandatory for those under 18. New Jersey`s new law allows bikes and scooters to ride on roads, highways, and bike lanes. But a last-minute change erased the language that would allow people to drive them to the sidewalks. This is left to municipalities or districts. In addition, Georgia said it would leave more specific laws on electric scooters to cities/municipalities, saying, „[We don`t want] to over-regulate the industry. We want to encourage the development of this type of technology. New Jersey law also requires your electric bike to have: „The state legislature must act during this session to protect food delivery people and remove more cars from the streets of New York City. Electric bikes and electric scooters in the U.S.
are replacing car rides at incredible speeds. More than 30 other states have already legalized e-bikes. Our state legislature is complicit with New York City allowing draconian enforcement against food suppliers, and they must act to correct that and bring the city into the 21st century,“ said Marco Conner, the group`s interim executive director. Oregon has enacted specific regulations for electric scooters and they are currently being implemented by Gold. Rev. Stat. § 801.348 regulated as mopeds. Portland, Oregon`s largest city, does not allow scooters on sidewalks and requires riders to be at least 16 years old and no more than 15 miles per hour. Instead of passing national laws for electric scooters. Nationwide, scooters can have motors with no more than 1,000 watts, must have lights at night for visibility, and cannot travel faster than 24 miles per hour. Louisiana legalized electric scooters at the state level in 2019.
According to DMV, Louisiana allows slow electric scooters on sidewalks, bike lanes and roads with speed limits of 25 miles per hour or less. Only one person is allowed on the scooter at a time.