Are Electric Scooters Legal in New Jersey?

In New Jersey, a “Low-speed electric scooter” means a scooter with a floorboard that can be stood upon by the operator, with handlebars, and an electric motor that is capable of propelling the device with or without human propulsion at a maximum speed of less than 19 miles per hour.


Electric scooter are considered motor vehicles but operators are not required to have a valid driver's license. Helmets must be worn by any riders under the age of 17. Scooters can be driven on public roads and bike paths. There are statewide age limits on who can operate electric scooters.


Further 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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