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E-scooter

New participants, known dangers

The e-scooter has found its way onto Austrian roads. In order to guarantee road safety for all participants, rules and regulations will apply to electrical scooters the same way they do for bicycles. Here’s some helpful legal hints and pieces of advice from us:

Legal Note

  • Use the cycle lane
  • Observe traffic rules for cyclists
  • Use parking facilities for bicycles
  • Do not use your mobile phone while driving
  • Legal alcohol limit of 0,8
  • Minimum age 12 years (children unter the age of 12 have to be accompanied by a chaperone of min. 16 years of age or possess a cycling ID)
  • Requirement to wear a helmet for childern under the age of 13 (recommended for all traffic participants)

10 Handy Tips

  • Safety-check the device before you start
  • Wear reflective cloathing for increased visibility
  • Beware of floor uneveness and wet roads
  • Adjust your speed to the traffic situation
  • Keep a safety distance to parked cars
  • Only one participant per scooter
  • Refrain from listening to music while driving
  • Use backpacks and shoulder bags for transportation of goods
  • Consider other traffic participants
  • Use your hand to signal a turn
approved date: 11.06.2019