There is much confusion among motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians, and electric scooter riders as to the rules of the road surrounding electric scooters. Electric scooters seem to have descended upon city streets across the country overnight, and city and state legislatures have struggled to pass regulations fast enough to keep up with the new transportation trend.
Here are five laws every electric scooter rider should know in order to remain compliant on the road.
Missouri Electric Scooter Laws
Review the following five Missouri laws regarding electric scooters to remain compliant.
Electric scooter riders must be at least 16 years of age and have a valid driver’s license.
Electric scooter riders must stop at posted stop signs and obey the mandated speed limit.
Electric scooter riders must yield to traffic when making a left turn.
Electric scooter riders must drive as far to the right side of the road as possible.
Electric scooter riders may not drive on city sidewalks.
Any time a motorist, bicyclist, or pedestrian is injured due to an electric scooter rider’s disobedience of these laws, the electric scooter rider may be held liable for any damages that occur as a result of the accident.
If you or someone you love has been harmed in an accident caused by a reckless electric scooter rider, our St. Louis personal injury attorneys can protect your rights. We will work to prove that the electric scooter rider purposefully ignored posted traffic signs and that this negligence was a major factor in your injury. We have a long track record of success in helping clients recover the compensation they deserve, and we’re prepared to fight for you too.
Contact Meyerkord & Kurth at (800) 391-4318 to learn how we can help you.