Before buying or driving an electrically assisted vehicle, it is essential, as the owner, to learn about the attitude to have when driving. You must be interested in urban mobility, its rules and how it works. This is why Weebot has made numerous articles available allowing you to learn more about the news of electric mobility.
What the law says ?
As with other types of vehicles on the road, vehicles listed in the “electric mobility” category must also comply with a number of rules.
For users of rollerblades, skateboards or motorless scooters the rules are somewhat different. Indeed, considered as pedestrian, it is obligatory for them to circulate on the sidewalk.
For electric vehicles such as electric scooters, hoverboards, electric bikes, single-wheelers or Segways, the law is similar to that of conventional cars. Owners of this type of vehicle are subject to the highway code and must travel on a cycle path when it is available.
In the absence of cycle paths, you can ride in the areas presented below:
- Roads with a maximum speed of 50 km/h
- Pedestrian areas: these are urban areas reserved for pedestrian traffic. To drive on these pedestrian areas, it is mandatory to drive at a moderate speed of 6 km/h.
Note that, unless authorized by the town hall of your city, you are prohibited from driving on the sidewalks so as not to affect the safety of pedestrians. In addition, each vehicle is subject to a maximum speed when driving in town, for example, 25 km/h for an electric scooter. Find out about the speed limits you should not exceed.
Finally, in the event of non-compliance with the driving zones, you are liable to a fixed fine of 135 euros.
The rules to follow when driving an electric vehicle
Whichever vehicle you turn to, it is important to equip yourself well and to respect the regulations in force. In addition, good equipment and good compliance with the rules will allow you to ensure your safety and that of other users once on the road. Here are some tips to adopt when driving with your electric vehicle:
- A reflective vest to make you seen by other drivers.
- Don't drive with your helmet or earphones on so you can hear what's going on around you.
- A horn or bell to make you heard by other drivers.
- Do not drive more than one on the same vehicle.
- Respect the rules of the road.
- Do not hesitate to equip yourself with a helmet, knee pads or even gloves when driving your vehicle.
Our articles on the subject
It is essential that you know the news concerning your driving and your electrically assisted vehicle. We therefore invite you to consult the articles on our site which will enlighten you on the subject: