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Are Electric Scooters Legal in Massachusetts?

Updated on December 1st, 2023

In Massachusetts, 'motorized scooters' include any 2- or 3-wheeled device with handlebars, designed to be stood or sat upon by the operator, with a motor capable of propelling the device with or without human propulsion. State law restricts these devices to speeds of no more than 20 miles per hour, and they are considered 'motorized scooters' rather than motor vehicles. Operators have the right to use bike lanes and roads with speed limits of 25 mph or lower where bike lanes are not available. However, riding on sidewalks is typically forbidden except in areas where permitted by local laws. Riders under the age of 18 must wear helmets, and some municipalities may require helmet use for all ages. Further regulations, such as operating requirements and parking, are determined by local authorities and can vary between regions.

In Massachusetts, a "Lightweight motorized scooter," is any 2 wheeled tandem or 3 wheeled device, that has handlebars, with a device weight of 50 pounds or less, designed to be stood or sat upon by the operator, powered by a motor that is capable of propelling the device with or without human propulsion. A lightweight motorized scooter is considered to be a personal micro-mobility device and not a motor vehicle. Electric scooters are limited to 15 miles per hour. A person operating a (lightweight motorized) electric scooter has the right to use all public roads (not highways) and bike paths. Electric scooters can also be operated on sidewalks outside of business district. Helmets are not required by state law. There are not currently any licensing or age restrictions.

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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Minimum Age

There are no explicit state-wide minimum age requirements for operating electric scooters in Massachusetts, but local municipalities may set their own age limits.

Helmets Required? 

Yes, for riders under 18 years old.

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