Are Electric Scooters Legal in Connecticut?

In Connecticut, electric scooters (Electric foot scooter) are defined as devices that:

  • Weighs less than seventy-five pounds (75 lbs);
  • Has two (2) or three (3) wheels;
  • Has a handlebar and a floorboard that can be used to stand on while riding;
  • Is powered by an electric motor;
  • Has a maximum speed of twenty miles per hour 

Electric scooter riders the same rights, privileges and duties that currently exist for bicycle riders. Operators must be at least 15 years of age. Scooters are not allowed to be driven on sidewalks. All riders are required to wear a helmet. Scooters are limited to a speed of 20 mph.

All remaining regulations regarding the safe operation of electric scooters and the presence of electric scooters on public property are governed by local authorities.

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