We’re lucky to live in a country where the law is the law, and it’s upheld effectively to guarantee our safety. But when certain states in Australia can’t agree on laws, it can become a little confusing and frustrating.
Such is the case with the legal requirements for electric scooters – a relatively new addition to our roads. What exactly are the laws around electric scooters, depending on where you live in Australia?
Here, we’ll tackle the general requirements of electric scooters in Australia and explain why you should only purchase one that meets the guidelines.
General legal requirements of electric scooters in Australia
Different states have different laws on electric scooters in Australia. Just like other new technologies in Australia, it can take a while for all states to create a uniform policy around them. Gel blasters are another example – each state has its own policies regarding them.
However, every state in Australia can agree on these factors listed below, which deem an electric scooter fit for use or not. These include scooters that:
- Are designed for a single-person use
- Measure 1250mm in length, 700 mm in width, 1350 mm in height or 700 mm in height, 1250mm in width, and 1350mm in height.
- Weigh under 60kg when not carrying a person
- Have no sharp or protruding parts
- Are installed with a braking system
- Are fitted with one or more wheels
- Are powered by an electric motor
Always check the rules in your state
Any user of Plusrite electric scooters must ensure that that they check and abide by their local by-laws and use responsibly. To avoid disappointment, study the laws in your state surrounding electric scooters and ensure you’re taking the correct measures to ride safely and legally.
Always wear a helmet when riding
Like with any other self-propelled vehicle, like skateboards and bikes, you must always wear a helmet when riding an electric scooter in Australia. Helmets have proven to be life-saving in the event of an emergency. 60% of bicycle deaths, for example, could have been prevented if the user was wearing a helmet.
Plusrite electric scooters
Plusrite’s range of premium quality electric scooters are built to exceed the Australian Standards and regulations. By choosing a Plusrite product, you’re ensuring that you stick to the guidelines and can enjoy your electric scooter, safely and legally.
Manufacturers of high value electric scooters for kids and adults, Plusrite are known across the world for their high performance LED and solar lighting products. This knowledge and skill has been expanded into electric bikes and scooters, wrapped up in competitive pricing and world-class customer service. Browse the range today and get moving with an electric scooter from Plusrite!
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