Interesting Facts about Electric Commuting

Electric commuting is the latest fad in urban transportation. The gadgets are not just fun rides for kids but also a favourite form of a commute for adults. However, with new inventions spawning every day, it’s difficult to keep up. Users no longer know whether to commute using an electric scooter Miami, an electric bike, a hover board or a motorised skateboard, let alone the regulations that come with riding the devices. The UK laws have notably amended stringent rules concerning the legality of using of riding them in public places. Here are a few facts that will keep you in the au fait.

Electric scooter category 

Electric bikes are powered via an electric motor, thus classified as a mechanically propelled vehicle or motor vehicle. Motor vehicles weighing less than 410kg and with less than four wheels are categorised as motorcycles. However, due to their low speed, they are further classified as moped vehicles. 

Is it legal to ride an electric scooter in public?

The law is rather ambiguous about the use of electric bikes. It allows users to ride them only on parks while remaining vigilant about the signs that ban them. Additionally, the law prohibits users from riding them on pavements, according to Section 72 of the Highway Act 1835. However, a user who wants to ride an electric scooter Miami in public areas in the UK must officially register and comply with construction regulations. Commuters have to ensure the dealer provides a valid certificate of conformity before purchasing from them.

The law also requires users to pass basic driving test procedures before using electric scooter Miami Users who have not passed their driving test are compelled to perform a short CBT course (compulsory basic training), which has varying prices, depending on your area of residence. The course entails basic road theory, eye tests and practical on the road training.