E-Scooters are becoming an increasingly popular transport option for Australians. The Pros far outweigh the Cons in almost every test.
They're environmentally-friendly, accessible, easy to use and they get you outdoors!
Why then are most State governments in Australia failing to adapt to the surge in personal mobility devices (PMDs)?
For instance, in Western Australia, Tasmania, South Australia and the Northern Territory, E-Scooters must not exceed 200 watts in motor power and are capped to 10km/h on public roads and footpaths.
Worse is the sitution in New South Wales and Victoria, where E-Scooters are illegal to use outside of private properties.
Despite this, retailers such as JB Hi-Fi, are able to sell E-Scooters that exceed the 200 watt motor capacity.
Leading the way in the E-Scooter movement is Queensland, who allow scooters of any motor capacity, as long as they are capped at a top speed of 25km/h.
We believe that other State Governments will soon follow Queensland in bringing their out of date laws up to speed.
In the meantime, we'd like to encourage all of our Huski owners to operate their devices safely by wearing protective equipment, such as a helmet, and by sticking to footpaths and bicycle lanes when riding on public roads.
Furthermore, we'd like to emphasise that modifying your Huski E-Scooter will cause your warranty to become void, and it can land you in serious trouble with authorities if found riding above 25km/h.
Enjoy the ride and stay safe!