top of page

Use code SCNEWCUST15 for 15% off ALL scooters through month-end.  Redeem here

Electric Scooters in Maryland: Understanding the Requirements

With the growing popularity of electric scooters as an eco-friendly and efficient transportation alternative, it's never been more important to understand the legal requirements for their use in Maryland. Laws may vary from one jurisdiction to another, so it's crucial to familiarize yourself with the rules and regulations surrounding e-scooters in your area. In this article, we will provide an overview of the general requirements for electric scooters in Maryland.

First and foremost, let's define what constitutes an electric scooter according to Maryland law. In this state, an electric scooter (also known as a motorized mini-scooter or electric low power scooter) is defined as a two-wheeled vehicle powered by an electric motor with a maximum speed of 20 miles per hour on a flat surface. It must also have a fully operable pedal system and an electric motor with a maximum output of 500 watts (0.67 horsepower).

Now let's discuss the requirements for operating an electric scooter in Maryland:

  1. Age Limit: The minimum age for riding an electric scooter Now let's discuss the requirements for operating an electric scooter in Maryland: Age Limit: The minimum age for riding an electric scooter in Maryland is 16 years old.

  2. Helmet: According to Maryland law, all electric scooter riders under the age of 18 are required to wear a helmet. It's highly recommended for riders of all ages to wear a helmet for their safety.

  3. Registration and Licensing: Electric scooters in Maryland do not require registration, a title, or a special driver's license, as they are classified as bicycles under state law.

  1. Insurance: Electric scooter riders in Maryland are not required to carry liability insurance.

  2. Where to Ride: Electric scooters in Maryland can be ridden on streets with a posted speed limit of 30 miles per hour or less, bike lanes, and bike paths. They are not allowed on sidewalks, highways, or the Baltimore and Annapolis trails.

  3. Parking: Electric scooters should be parked near bike racks when available and should not impede pedestrian access or obstruct the right-of-way.

  1. Other Equipment: Electric scooters must be equipped with a bell or horn (audible up to 100 feet away) and a rear-view mirror. When riding after dark, the scooter should have a white front light visible from at least 500 feet away and a red rear reflector or light visible from at least 600 feet away.

These are the general requirements for using electric scooters in Maryland; however, local jurisdictions may have additional regulations. It's important to check the specific rules in your area and always practice safe riding habits to ensure the continued enjoyment of this convenient and environmentally friendly mode of transportation.

Levy Electric Scooter Icons

Start a Fleet

Start a rental fleet with Levy

Levy Electric Scooter Icons


Wholesale Levy scooters at your online store or shop

Levy Electric Scooter Icons

Retail Partners

Wholesale Levy scooters at your 
online store or shop

Levy Electric Scooter Icons

Tag us

Follow and tag us on social!

Brand Ambassador

Earn money for referring friends and growing the network

Service Guides

DIY repair tools, videos, and more


Interested in working at Levy?


Invest in the Levy Network

Levy Locations

Find our rental, repair, and store locations

The Levy App

Download the Levy app to find scooters closest to you


Technical specs for all of our scooters


The Levy swappable battery system

Spare Parts

Every spare part you need for your scooter


Choose the Levy scooter that suits you best


Learn more about electric scooter tires


Bags, phone holders, helmets and more

Levy Electric Scooter Icon

The everyday electric scooter, perfect for the daily commute.

Levy Electric Scooter Fleets Icon

Start a rental fleet with Levy scooters and software

Levy Plus Electric Scooter Icon

Our high-end, long range cruiser with double the range of the Levy.

Support Center

FAQs, how-to videos, and quick start guides

Shipping App

Discounted shipping labels for moving your scooter (or any package).

Range Calculator

Estimate real-world range for any scooter

Electric Scooter Laws

Electric scooter laws by state & city


Subscribe to a scooter for $70/month

Shop Locator

Find a location to test ride or bring your Levy in to get repaired


Get in touch with our team

Quick-start guide

Get started with your Levy

Returns & Warranty

Every spare part you need for your scooter

Shipping Policy

Shipping Policy US and International

bottom of page