New eRideable Rules Come into Effect in WA on 4th December
If you are thinking about purchasing an eRideable for your child or teenager for Christmas, please see the new rules below that apply to e-scooters, electric unicycles, electric skateboards, electric roller skates, one-wheel electric scooters and hoverboards. The new rules will come in to effect on 4th December 2021.
** eRideables are electric powered devices not capable of travelling faster than 25 km/h. Motorised scooters with a maximum power output of 200w and maximum speed of 10 km/h can still be driven by children under the age of 16. This provision will not change **
The new laws include:
- the speed limit on bike and shared paths and local roads will be 25 km/h, consistent with regulations in Queensland, the Australian Capital Territory and New Zealand;
- the speed limit on footpaths and in pedestrian areas will be 10km/h;
- users will be required to give way to pedestrians and keep to the left of oncoming riders;
- users of eRideables must be at least 16 years of age;
- users must wear an approved helmet, use lights and reflectors at night and have a working warning device; and
- the same mobile phone and drink and drug driving rules apply as for motor vehicle drivers.
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