Are Electric Scooters Legal in Utah?

Except as otherwise provided in this section, a motor assisted scooter is subject to the provisions under the same rules as a bicycle.


For a person operating a motor assisted scooter, the following provisions do not apply:


(i)seating positions under Section 41-6a-1501;
(ii)required lights, horns, and mirrors under Section 41-6a-1506;(iii)entitlement to full use of a lane under Subsection 41-6a-1502(1)
(iv)driver licensing requirements under Section 53-3-202.


A person may operate a motor assisted scooter across a roadway in a crosswalk, except that the person may not operate the motor assisted scooter in a negligent manner in the crosswalk:


(i)so as to collide with a:(A)pedestrian; or(B)person operating a bicycle or vehicle or device propelled by human power
(ii)at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the existing conditions, giving regard to the actual and potential hazards then existing.


A person under eight years of age may not operate a motor assisted scooter with the motor running on any public property, highway, path, or sidewalk.


A person may not operate a motor assisted scooter:


(a)in a public parking structure;(b)on public property posted as an area prohibiting bicycles;
(c)while carrying more persons at one time than the number for which it is designed;
(d)that has been structurally or mechanically altered from the original manufacturer's design, except for an alteration by, or done at the request of, a person who rents the motor assisted scooter to lower the maximum speed for the motor assisted scooter; or
(e)at a speed of greater than 15 miles per hour or in violation of Subsection 41-6a-1115.1(3).


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