If you are new to the world of e-scooters, you might not know much about them. In this post, we explain the rules that apply to e-scooters and we also tell you how to get a driving license for e-scooters.
Firstly, you need a driving licence to drive an e-scooter. A full or provisional UK licence for categories A, B or C includes entitlement for category Q. If you have one of these licences, you can use an e-scooter.
However, you can only use an e-scooter if it is approved by the government. You need to have the right to drive a E Scooter vehicle in the United Kingdom. For this purpose, you should carry a full or provisional UK driving licence.
You also need an e-scooter that has been approved by the Department for Transport. All e-scooters should meet certain criteria. They need to have no more than two wheels, a maximum speed of 25 mph and a minimum width of 700mm. The e-scooter must have its lights on all of the time.
There must be a handbrake on the front wheel and a gear shifter on the handlebars. The seat should be adjustable and the handlebars need to be fixed to the seat.