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VMP regulations (electric scooters, hoverboards, segways ...): requirements and routes for driving

February 05 from 2020 - 00: 08

As of February 20, 2020, the new regulations for personal mobility vehicles (VMP) come into effect in Dénia. That is why, from that day on, the transit of these types of vehicles will be regulated, which must comply with the new safety regulations and be limited to traffic through the areas allowed.

What are personal mobility vehicles or VMP?

Among the VMP or personal mobility vehicles we find the electric scooters, hoverboards, electric unicycles, segways, and other variants. But, in addition, there are also non-self-propelled vehicles such as adapted bicycles with delivery drawers or "bicytaxis".

Requirements to circulate

Depending on type of personal mobility vehicle, different requirements adapted to the particularities of each of them must be met.

VMP type A: electric scooters without saddle, hoverboards and unicycles

  • You should always wear a helmet (otherwise you can be penalized).
  • Use from 16 years old or accompanied and under the responsibility of the guardian or parent.
  • Maximum speed with which you can drive: 20 kilometers per hour.

VMP type B: electric scooters with saddle and segways

  • You should always wear a helmet (otherwise you can be penalized).
  • Liability insurance.
  • Front red and white rear light.
  • Doorbell.
  • Minimum age 18 years.
  • Maximum speed with which you can drive: 30 kilometers per hour.

VMP type C: bicycles for transporting goods or people

  • You should always wear a helmet (otherwise you can be penalized).
  • Liability insurance.
  • Front red and white rear light.
  • Doorbell.
  • Minimum age 18 years.
  • Maximum speed with which you can drive: 45 kilometers per hour.

Routes through which it can circulate

Depending on the type of personal mobility vehicle, they must be limited to certain routes to be able to drive, avoiding others.

VMP type A: electric scooters without saddle, hoverboards and unicycles

  • Segregated bike lanes.
  • Pedestrian areas and public spaces of a width equal to or greater than 5 meters, except express prohibition, and adapt the speed to pedestrians.
  • Sidewalk traffic prohibited.

VMP type B: electric scooters with saddle and segways

  • Bike lanes not segregated.
  • Road (shoulder), always in a person's line.
  • Sidewalk traffic prohibited.

VMP type C: bicycles for transporting goods or people

  • Bike lanes not segregated.
  • Road (shoulder), always in a person's line.
  • Sidewalk traffic prohibited.

Similar regulations not considered personal mobility vehicles or VMP

On some occasions, certain vehicles or toys similar to those we consider VMP can create confusion, so it is necessary to know how to differentiate them. In addition, they also have their own rules to circulate without risking their lives or those of others.

Scooter or non-electric skateboard

  • It has little power and size.
  • It will limit your circulation to sidewalks.

Vehicles for people with functional diversity

  • They have the same consideration as pedestrians.
  • They can circulate on sidewalks.

Electric mopeds

  • Power exceeding 250W.
  • They can only drive on walkable streets for motor vehicles.
  • Compulsory Enrollment

Bikes

  • Whether electric or not, they will cycle along bike lanes and any type of street (along the road).
5 Comments
  1. Perikito says:

    It is a video that would interest you if you have doubts about your athlete about whether it is legal or illegal, etc etc etc.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTn31wqJrHw&feature=youtu.be

  2. Perikito says:

    Maybe this will help you for the registration of electric mopeds.
    https://segurodepatineteelectrico.com/como-matricular-un-patinete-electrico-homologado/

  3. Perikito says:

    I don't know what the 250w is based on, because speed is one thing and strength to climb hills is another.
    They ask you to enroll but they do not say how or where.

  4. Haron Alsina says:

    It is not yet known how it is done to enroll tipi L1e vehicles should instruct so that people can enroll

  5. Michael Mulet says:

    The rules for the circulation of scooters, bicycles are very good ... but there are very few bike lanes and those that exist are in a deplorable state. Less bureaucracy and more services.


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