Recently, the Government released new rules around the use of eRideable transport, with the goal of keeping all road users, pedestrians and the community safe. One of the key changes implemented by the Road Safety Commission has been where these devices can be ridden and how fast they can go. If you have already purchased an eRideable, or are thinking of doing so, here are a few things you need to know:
- Riders of electric-powered devices are limited to a speed of 10km/h on footpaths and 25km/h on bicycle paths, shared paths and local roads with a speed limit of less than 50km/h. You must be aged 16 or over.
- Children under 16 are limited to motorised scooters with a maximum speed of 10km/h or 200w power output.
- All riders must wear appropriate helmets and give way to pedestrians. Protective gear such as knee and elbow pads is also strongly recommended.
Constable Care Foundation has produced a detailed fact sheet, to help you to understand the new rules and keep safe whilst using your new eRideable.
For further information about the rules around eRideable transport, please visit the Road Safety Commission (WA) website.