Are Electric Scooters Legal in Baton Rouge?

For purposes of this Section, the term "electric lowspeed scooter" shall mean a scooter weighing less than one hundred pounds that has handlebars and an electric motor, is solely powered by an electric motor or human power, and has a maximum speed of not more than fifteen miles per hour on a paved level surface when powered solely by an electric motor. An electric low-speed scooter shall not be considered a motor-driven cycle, a vehicle, or a motor vehicle
No electric low-speed scooter shall be used to carry more than one person at one time. 
No person operating an electric low-speed scooter shall attach himself or the scooter to any other vehicle being operated upon a highway.
Any operator of an electric low-speed scooter under the age of seventeen years shall wear an approved helmet as provided in R.S. 32:199.
No person shall operate an electric low-speed scooter at a speed greater than fifteen (15) miles per hour on a paved level surface when powered solely by an electric motor. The city-parish may further limit the speed of electric low-speed scooters through geofencing or other means to preserve user safety, maintain pre-existing 3 traffic conditions or traffic flow, or otherwise maintain quality-of-life in areas that may be disrupted by shared mobility devices traveling at greater speeds. 


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