Advice on the use of motorised vehicles

Cambridgeshire Constabulary have issued clarification via eCops on the use of motorised vehicles ridden on the public highway (including the road and pavements).

Electric scooters, go-peds, mini motos, hoverboards or Segways

These are all examples of vehicles that may be considered in legal terms to be motor vehicles and are therefore subject to all the usual legal requirements that apply to cars or motorcycles e.g. tax, insurance, registration and licensing and driver licensing. They cannot therefore be used on a road unless they conform to the law and many such vehicles will never be ‘road legal’ as their design fails to meet UK or EC road vehicle standards.

Electrically assisted pedal cycles

Electrically assisted pedal cycles that meet the requirements of the Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycles Regulations 1983 can be driven on the road and don’t need to be taxed, registered, insured and the rider won’t need a driving licence but they must be at least 14 years of age.

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