Do you need a driver's license for e-scooters? And what rules apply when driving, which punishments threaten misconduct? The answers!
Whe drives an e-scooter, participates in the traffic. Accordingly, there are certain rules that you have to adhere to. If you do not do that, you are threatening Fines and penalties, which can also have a negative effect on the car driver's license.
Do you need a driver's license for e-scooters?
In a nutshell: NoYou do not need a driver's license to drive an e-scooter. Also a moped test certificate is not necessary. However, the driver of an e-scooter needs meet some requirementsto be on the road legally.
• The driver must be at least 14 years old • The scooter must not drive faster than 20 km / h • There must be a valid operating permit for the scooter • The scooter requires an insurance license plate
E-scooter without a license? Punish!
Those who do not meet these conditions must expect a penalty. Will you caught with an unauthorized e-scooter, a fine of 70 euros will be charged, If the insurance code is missing 40 Euro will be due. If an accident happens, you usually have to cover the costs yourself. In the worst case, there is still the threat of a complaint for violation of the compulsory insurance law – here threatened up to six months in prison or a fine of 180 daily rates. If the lights are not working properly or if there are other deficiencies that affect road safety, the officials will charge you 15 to 30 euros in fine.
Driving e-scooters: These rules apply
Anyone traveling with the e-scooter must – like all other road users – follow certain rules. The Electric Vehicle Regulation (eKFV) sees some DOS and don'ts in front:
• They may only be driven on bicycle lanes or roads. If there are no cycle paths, you have to dodge the road. • E-scooters are only allowed to drive one behind the other and not next to each other • It is forbidden to drive freehand or to attach to other vehicles • Also for e-scooters, the legal driving requirement applies • If you want to turn, you have to recognize this with a hand signal • Riding on cycle paths requires consideration for cyclists. For example, for faster cyclists overtaking must be made possible. In pedestrian-shared paths, the speed must be adjusted • Do not carry persons or attach trailers • The same alcohol limits apply as for motorists
Failure to abide by the rules will also result in penalties. Depending on whether there was a threat or even damage to property in the case of the infringement in the best case 15 euros and in the worst case 30 euros regulatory fee imposed. When driving under the influence of alcohol, the same penalties are imposed as for motorists. From 0.5 to 1.09 thousandththat means 500 euros, one month driving ban and 2 points in Flensburg, Anyone with an alcohol content of 0.3 per thousand already shows conspicuous behavior, must also expect a penalty. For novice drivers in the probationary period, the zero per thousand limit applies. If you do not have a driver's license and you still drive a drunk e-scooter, you have to pay a fine or imprisonment Retention period of at least six months count in which no driver's license is issued.