E-scooters (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 27 June 2022.
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What legislation is in place covering the ownership and use of e-scooters?
How many injuries or contact with pedestrians or vehicles have been recorded?
How many complaints have been received about the misuse of e-scooters.
There is nothing to prevent the ownership of e-scooters in Jersey, however Article 3 of the Road Traffic (Jersey) Law 1956, which provides a list of vehicles that are excluded from the definition of "motor vehicle", does not include e-scooters. This therefore means that they are subject to the same rules and restrictions as other motor vehicles, such as the need for a driving licence, insurance, and registration in the same way as motor cars and motor cycles. E-scooters currently on the market do not meet technical safety standards to meet registration requirements. It is therefore illegal to use them on a road, pavement, cycle path or public land. They can be used on private land. The Road Traffic (Jersey) Law 1956 is available on jerseylaw.je.
Road Traffic (Jersey) Law 1956 (jerseylaw.je)
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The States of Jersey Police's incident log database has been searched using the search terms
"electric scooter" and "e-scooter". Information prior to 2020 Is not held.
Injuries or contacts with other vehicles
Number of complaints received
Injury to e-scooter rider in contact with car.
E-scooter rider in contact with cyclist. No injury. Damage only.
2022 (up to 30th May)
Very low speed collision between an electric scooter and car. No injury and no damage.