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Are Electric Scooters Legal in St. Petersburg?

Updated on December 1st, 2023

In compliance with current regulations, each electric scooter is required to have a speed governor limiting its maximum speed to 15 mph, regardless of terrain. Scooters must be equipped with a speedometer, front and rear reflectors, lights as required by law, functional front and rear brakes, an operational alert bell, and a battery charge indicator. Consistent with Florida Statute 316.2128, electric scooter riders in St. Petersburg are granted the same rights and duties as bicyclists, meaning that electric scooters must feature the same safety equipment, such as a white headlight and a rear red taillight. The St. Petersburg City Code further outlines specific rights and duties for electric scooter users within the city. Operators are required to verify the rider's age through a government-issued ID to ensure all users are at least 18 years old. Moreover, operators must adhere to proper roadway operations as stated by St. Petersburg City Code.

Each Scooter shall have a governed maximum operating speed of fifteen (15) miles per hour and shall include a speedometer onboard to monitor speed. Whether the ground is flat or sloped the governor shall not allow the device to exceed fifteen (15) miles per hour. c. Each Scooter shall include front and rear side reflectors, statutorily required lights, front and rear brakes in good working order, an alert bell in working order, and an indicator to show charge status. By Florida Statute 316.2128, users of Scooters have the same rights and responsibilities of a bicycle rider, therefore each Scooter shall meet the minimum vehicle requirements also designated for a bicycle, including but not limited to white headlight and rear red taillight. City Code further defines the rights and responsibilities of Scooter users in the City.  User must be a minimum of eighteen (18) years old to operate a Scooter in the Program within the City and/or Operational Area. Operator shall require a scan of a valid driver license, or other government issued ID, to ensure identity and proper age of User. c. Proper roadway operations as provided for within the St. Petersburg City Cod

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