Scoot safely over summer – Our Canberra

Two people ride orange and purple electric scooters in front of apartment building.

E-scooters have been embraced as a popular way to get around the ACT.

With the festive season upon us, there’s likely to be even more e-scooters gliding around the city transporting partygoers.

And while the now familiar Beam and Neuron e-scooters are a fun and convenient travel choice, riders need to be aware of their responsibilities.

Here are some rules and safety tips to remember as you scoot this summer.

Wear a helmet – You must wear an approved safety helmet while riding an e-scooter.

Ride with respect – Give people space and use sound judgement. Travel at the appropriate and safe speed for the environment you are in and be respectful to pedestrians and other path users.

Park with consideration – Park your e-scooter off the main path and away from stairs, ramps, light rail stops, bus stops and entry or exit ways.

Don’t ride under the influence – Riding under the influence of drugs or alcohol is dangerous and illegal. If you’ve been drinking, find another means of transport.

One person per scooter – Only one person is allowed on an e-scooter at any time. No doubling up and taking passengers.

Supervise children – Children under the age of 12 must not ride an e-scooter without adult supervision (check the operator’s terms and conditions for age limits for shared e-scooters).

Use the path – You must not ride on the road unless there is no path, or it is not practical to use the path.

For more information on the shared e-scooter scheme, please visit the Transport Canberra website.

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