Oslo police seize tuned electric scooter with top speed of 36mph
UK: Riding an e-scooter on the pavement is an offence against the Highway Act of 1835. Riding one on the road is an offence against the Road Traffic Act 1988 unless you have a driving licence, insurance, helmet, road tax and a registration plate which the DVLA will not provide to “unroadworthy” vehicles such as scooters.
Paris: A spot fine of €35 (£32 can be levied for bad parking and those those caught riding the pavement will be hit with a €135 (£124 penalty. A speed limit of 20 kilometres per hour (12mph on the road has been imposed across the French capital.
Shanghai: They are banned from the roads and public pavements. Those infringing for the first time face a fine of 100 yuan (£12. Repeat offenders will have their vehicle impounded and be given a 500 yuan (£58 fine. E-scooters are only allowed to be ridden on private roads, residential estates and some parks.
New York: After holding out against the craze, the state is on the verge of legalising the riding of e-scooters on a road for those aged 16 and above. But local jurisdictions can still prohibit them as New York City currently does.
Rio de Janeiro: E-scooter companies must provide insurance and helmets to users, the wearing of which is mandatory. The scooters are banned from the Brazilian’s city’s pedestrian areas.