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Tasmania makes e-scooter legal on roads

E-scooter legal in Tasmania

Amanda Botton |

The sale of electric scooters has boomed all over Australia the last couple of years, and not without reason. These compact motorized scooters are super convenient for a variety of situations like commuting to work, visiting a friend, cruising between city traffic or just enjoying the wind in the hair. And now Tasmania also gets to join in on the fun! 

Last month Tasmania announced that e-scooters have been legalised in Tasmania after the legislative Traffic Act 1925 amendment was unanimously approved by parliament. Making it possible for commercials to provide “shared eScooter hire” and for you to personally use it on Tasmanian roads.

The good news was shared by Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Micheal Ferguson, who said: “I’m very pleased to report that e-scooters will be hitting our streets this summer, providing a cost-effective, low-pollution, and convenient transport alternative in Tasmania after the amendment to Traffic Act 1925 to legislate them passed the Legislative Council.”

The interest in these small rides has become increasingly popular worldwide as people look for more efficient and innovative ways to get around, especially easy ways to avoid getting stuck in traffic congestions and saving time when commuting. These devices are also emission-free which people are more and more conscious about, and of course, you don’t have to pay for fuel! 

Kaabo Wolf Warrior GT King

Before the amended traffic law, Tasmania only allowed e-scooters to ride on public roads and shared footpaths if they did not exceed a power output of 200W. As most eScooters on the market does, they were not legal in Tasmania. However, now with the newly modified law, most electric scooters will be able to hit Tasmanian roads. 

Going along with this new statute, there will be strict regulations put in place to make it as safe as possible for everyone on the road. This includes speed restrictions, safe-use obligations and awareness of other road users like pedestrians and bicycle riders.

In order to ride, you have to be 16 years or above, adhere to state road rules and you need to wear a bike helmet. The speed limit will be 25km/h on public roads and bike lanes, and 15km/h on walking paths. The electric motor scooters also need to have some safety features to ride like sensors to identify other pedestrians and bad road behaviour. In addition, this law enables the police to confiscate the transportation vehicle if a rider rides recklessly and without care for others. 

Education on how to ride safely and legally use the e-scooter will be conveyed next month, and an assessment of how the law is performing will be evaluated after a year. 

Congratulations Tasmania! We are sure you will enjoy these new changes and are excited to hit the roads this summer. 

Excited to find the perfect e-scooter for you? Here are some of our favourites:

Segway Ninebot Kickscooter Max G30L e-Scooter

Escape the busy city traffic with the Segway Max G30L. The upgraded motor of 300 watts and a bigger battery will provide you with a travel distance of up to 40 km, 20% hill climb capabilities and a top speed of 30 km/h. The Ninebot scooter also features brighter LED lights for better road visibility and upgraded pneumatic tyres for better shock absorption and stability, elevating your driving experience. 

Escooters legal in Tasmania

ZERO 8 e-Scooter

This Zero scooter has it all - speed, range, style and performance - raising the bars for all electric scooters. Zero 8 has a powerful 500W rear motor, 48V battery and three riding modes that will suit diverse riding situations. Including the 2x suspensions and this joy ride will feel like flying due to its smooth bump handling. That way all you have to do is enjoy the ride! 

What’s there not to like about this machine! It will offer everything you need and that at a scooter budget-friendly price.

Kaabo Wolf Warrior GT Electric Scooter

This power-horse is one of our best sellers and works both as a transportation vehicle and as an off-road scooter. Kaabo has thought of everything when it comes to this e-ride - wider deck stand for more foot space, a bigger battery for more adventure time and a motor that pushes the limits of eScooter motors. In addition, it has a waterproof rating of IPX5 and two thick off-road tires for all-terrain riding. Handling dirt treks like a dream.

Kaabo Wolf Warrior GT King Electric Scooter

This beast is like no other when it comes to power. With its impressive 2x 2000W motor this off-road eScooter is capable of reaching a top speed of 100km/h. Kaabo has upgraded its battery to a larger pack, offering riders up to 72 voltage. This is 90% better battery life than before! The GT King also features an extra-large foot deck for enhanced comfort and a bigger front end size providing you with wider and higher handlebars. This means better stability and control at high speed. 

Kaabo GT Series

Mercane Wide Wheel PRO Dual Motor 15aH e-Scooter

The 2020 model is the ultimate all-around eScooter. It was created with a high focus on riding comfort, and enough speed and range to get you where you need to go - and then some. This ride is super convenient with its foldable mechanism for easy storage in tight spaces. It also comes with a resilient Urethane tyre and anti-slip treads, so you don’t have to worry about losing control or tire punctures. 

Machine Fox All Terrain 1200 e-Scooter

The Machine FOX is built for fun with its 1600W peak power, double suspensions and LG 52 V battery. With this gem, you can choose between exploring your surrounding urban streets or taking it off-road trail riding. Like all Machines they are built tough and safe using high-end materials, ensuring you get to have fun but not on the expense of your safety.

At Crooze we offer flexible payment options and shipping Australia wide. Or contact us online, and get help from our incredible team to find the best electric scooter for you. 

We will get you on the road in no time!

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