Are Electric Scooters Legal in Texas?

In Texas, an electric scooter is defined as a two-wheeled device that has a floorboard designed for the rider to stand upon while riding. An electric scooter is designed to transport one person at a time and has a rechargeable electric motor that can power it to speeds up to about 15 mph.


Under Texas law, riders do not need a driver’s license, registration, or insurance to operate an electric scooter. Scooters can be driven on roads or sidewalks. There are no statewide helmets laws. E-scooters are considered motor vehicles.


Other 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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