Are Electric Scooters Legal in Louisiana?

In Louisiana, electric scooters (electric low-speed- scooters) are defined as devices that:

  • Weighs less than one hundred pounds (100 lbs);
  • Has a handlebar and a floorboard that can be used to stand on while riding;
  • Is powered by an electric motor or human power;
  • Has a maximum speed of twenty miles per hour 

Proposed law authorizes electric low-speed scooters to operate on sidewalks, bicycle paths, and highways. Under this legislation, electric low-speed scooter would not be considered a motor-driven cycle, a motor scooter, an electric scooter, a vehicle, or a motor vehicle. Any riders under the age of 17 must wear a helmet. Riders are not required to have a license.

Other 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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