Regardless of your means of transport, nighttime travel may be unavoidable for some people. Whether it is commuting for work or pleasure, it is important to be safe when travelling at night, and this is no different for riding an electric scooter at night. It is of course important that when riding an e-scooter at night, that you are visible to other road users and pedestrians, so electric scooter lights are important.
In this article, we will discuss everything you need to know about riding your electric scooter at night.
Can I Ride My E-Scooter At Night?
Although it is currently illegal in the United Kingdom to use an electric scooter on a public road, many people choose to ignore this ruling and ride electric scooters on public roads anyway. You can ride an electric scooter at whichever time of the day you like, however, it is best to avoid riding on public roads at nighttime where visibility may be limited.
Electric scooters are perfectly usable at night, provided you exercise caution when riding. They are an incredibly convenient mode of transport for many people, allowing them to quickly get from one place to another in an eco-friendly manner.
If you’re planning to ride your electric scooter at night, be sure to have electric scooter lights installed or ensure your scooter has them pre-installed to allow other road users to see you, this goes for brake lights as well.
Do Electric Scooters Turn Off At Night?
Provided your electric scooter is charged, you will be able to use your electric scooter at night. However, in some cities in other countries around the world, they may prohibit the use of public electric scooters during nighttime. It is best to read up on any local laws relevant to electric scooters if you are using a publicly available electric scooter.
Some cities in America have electric scooters on the pavement which you can pay to use for a period of time, although some of these may only be available to operate between certain times of the day and will not operate at night. Be sure to read any important information about the rules, regulations and laws of using electric scooters.
Do E-Scooters Have Lights?
Not all electric scooters have lights pre-installed on them, especially cheaper models. However, some of the more expensive electric scooters may have a front headlight and brake lights installed. At EnviroRides, everyone one of our eScooter is equipped with super bright front and rear lights, such as our R1+ Electric Scooter. Although you can add e-scooter LED lights to your electric scooter if you wish to add some more lighting, this can also be done to make your electric scooter stand out and look cool.
What Are The Rules For Riding An Electric Scooter?
In the United Kingdom, to ride an electric scooter, you must hold a valid provisional or full driving licence and be over the age of 16 to ride an electric scooter. Electric scooters are illegal to ride on public roads, but can be used on private roads or land. The law surrounding electric scooters will vary depending on the country, so if you are outside the United Kingdom, be sure to read up on your country’s specific laws to riding electric scooters.
In The United Kingdom, police can issue you a fine and confiscate your electric scooter if you are found to be riding an electric scooter on a public road. If you do plan on using an electric scooter on a public road, be sure to be safe and responsible and be wary of other road users.