E–Scooters (Declaration Not to be Motor Vehicles) Notice renewed
By declaring them not to be classed as a motor vehicle, they can be used on footpaths.
Riders must comply with the requirements of the Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004, which states that people riding an e-scooter on the footpath must:
- operate in a careful and considerate manner;
- not operate the device at a speed that creates a hazard to other footpath users; and
- give way to pedestrians and people using mobility devices.
The Rule also requires people riding e-scooters on the road must remain as near as possible to the edge of the road when riding.