Are Electric Scooters Legal in Wisconsin?
In Wisconsin, electric scooters are classified as devices that:
- Weighs less than one hundred pounds (100 lbs);
- Has a handlebar and a floorboard that can be used to stand on while riding;
- Is powered by an electric motor;
- Has a maximum speed of twenty miles per hour
Electric scooters must not exceed a speed of 20 mph on a paved level surface. And they are exempt from vehicle registration by the Department of Transportation. Operators of electric scooters must obey the rules of the road. Scooters can be ridden on the shoulder of roadways, bike paths, and sidewalks unless otherwise prohibited by a municipality. Electric scooters are considered motor vehicles. There are no statewide helmet laws. A license is not required.