Are Electric Scooters Legal in Rhode Island?
Under Rhode Island Law electric scooters fall under the category of "motor scooters".
You must have a basic driver’s license to ride one of these vehicles in Rhode Island. Your motor scooter must be registered with the RI DMV.
To ride a motor scooter, the Rhode Island DMV requires the following:
- Your vehicle must have a rear-view mirror.
- You must always wear:
- Eye protection.
- A helmet IF you’re under 21 years old OR you have been operating a motor scooter for 1 year or less.
Some municipalities have created a distinct classification for electric scooters that allows for easier accessibility and use of electric scooters.