Electric Scooters - the legal bit

While it’s legal to purchase an electric scooter in the UK the use of electric scooters on UK roads, footpaths or cycle lanes is not legal. Electric scooters are only permitted on private land with the land owners permission. The law governing their use is the “1835 Highway Act.”

If you want to read up on the act. https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/Will4/5-6/50/section/LXXII/enacted


Horizon Micromobility Ltd supports a review and change in the current law, so that the UK can move to a micromobility transport solution as have our European, scooter loving neighbours.

Want to do more? Why not contact your local MP and mention that the current legislation is outdated and in urgent need of review. https://www.parliament.uk/get-involved/contact-an-mp-or-lord/contact-your-mp/