Cyclists in Canada must be at least 16 years old and any cyclist under 18 must wear a bicycle helmet. Alberta has much more relaxed rules than most provinces, allowing cyclists as young as 12 years old with no weight restrictions for cyclists or vehicles for electric bicycles. However, passengers are not allowed to travel with those under 16. Alberta law also requires electric cyclists to travel as far to the right as possible, and no specific licenses or registrations are required. The default speed limit for electric scooters in the U.
S. is 24 km/h, unless otherwise specified at the state level. In some places, there is an official or implied rule that allows electric scooters to ride on sidewalks for short periods of time when that is the optimal option or the only option available. In countries or places without specific laws and regulations on the use of electric scooters, the age requirement depends on the location and state laws.
Electric scooters are legal on the road in New Zealand, as long as their motors are no more powerful than 300 watts. Most states strictly prohibit riding an electric scooter on sidewalks or other public surfaces, such as sidewalks and walkways. Electric scooters in Canada are covered by several laws, and almost every detail will vary from province to province. Some places clearly prohibit driving electric scooters on the bike path, but that is only the case in some places, most notably in Indiana and Washington in the United States.
Electric scooters rented through rideshare companies can be driven on public roads in designated areas where they are available (Portsmouth and Southampton, the Combined West of England Authority, Derby and Nottingham and the West Midlands). In general, in places where the use of electric scooters is not yet regulated, you can drive on streets and highways. In Sweden, electric scooters are regulated by the same laws as bicycles, as long as they do not exceed 20 km/h or are more powerful than 250 watts. The only two states that explicitly don't allow electric scooters on the bike path are Indiana and Washington. If you are under the legal age, you can still ride an electric scooter if you have a valid driver's license or license.