A new bill would require anyone using an e-scooter to wear a helmet, and be over 17 years old.
The bill would amend the Traffic Act to set out the legal do’s and don’ts for anyone riding a scooter on Gibraltar’s streets.
In the budget session in June, Minister for Transport, Paul Balban, said a bill providing a legal framework for the use of e-scooters – or “personal light electric transporters” – would be brought to Parliament “very shortly”.
The bill has now been published in the Gazette.
Among its provisions:
You can only ride your e-scooter on the road, not on the pavement.
You must be over 17 years old.
You can’t carry any passengers, or tow anyone or anything.
You need to wear a helmet.
The speed limit is 25 km/h – and your e-scooter can’t be modified to make it faster.
The bill also extends offences such as dangerous driving to the use of scooters.
If you run afoul of the law, you could face a fixed penalty notice, a fine, or even a prison sentence.
Paul Balban said the bill – which is yet to be debated in Parliament – would ensure the safety of all road users.