WHETHER you like them or not, e-scooters are growing in popularity as a means of quick, personal transport around town.
Private e-scooters and commercial e-scooter businesses are now a reality on the Fraser Coast.
The introduction of a commercial trial in Hervey Bay has seen many questions asked, comments made and opinions voiced in recent months.
With that in mind, Wide Bay Police are reiterating the rules and regulations around e-scooters on our roads.
- E-scooter riders must wear an approved bicycle helmet at all times – hire scooter or not.
- E-scooter riders are prohibited from riding on any road with a speed limit more than 50kmph, or any road (including 50kmph zones) with a centre dividing line. Eg. The Esplanade, Taylor Street, Tavistock Street.
- E-scooters are only to be used on local roads or shared pathways and footpaths.
- Only one person is allowed on an e-scooter at any time.
- Unaccompanied riders must be at least 16-years-old.
- Riders from 12-16 years-old must be supervised by an adult.
Failing to adhere to any of the above ruled could result in a $137 traffic infringement notice.
Police are urging locals to research the rules and regulations before buy an e-scooter for children this Christmas.
For more information on e-scooters, click through the Department Transport and Main Roads website.
** Please also remember to check the terms and conditions relating to the use of commercial e-scooters.
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