Are Electric Scooters Legal in Michigan?

In Michigan, electric scooters are classified as and treated under the law as electric skateboards. Electric scooters are not classified as motor vehicles but otherwise must adhere to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle. A person shall not operate an electric skateboard at more than 25 mph or on a highway or street with a speed limit of more than 25 mph.


Helmets are required for operators under the age of 19 years old A person less than 12 years cannot operate an electric scooters on public streets. Electric scooters can be driven on sidewalks unless otherwise restricted.


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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