Are Electric Scooters Legal in Hawaii?
In Hawaii, electric foot scooter share the same rights as bicycles. All riders under the age of 16 must wear a helmet. Scooters are not allowed to be ridden on sidewalks. Lamps and reflective material are required when operated from the hours of dusk to dawn.
Local authorities regulate the operation of the electric foot scooters with regard to, but not limited to:
- their operation upon roadways, in bikeways, bicycle paths and on sidewalks;
- restrictions on maximum speed;
- and other safety considerations.
There is currently legislation proposed to change the minimum age from fourteen years of age to eighteen years of age.