The rules of the road for the NVEI (New Individual Electric Vehicles)

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Since last September, fans of electric scooters and all other New Individual Electric Vehicles (NVEI) can no longer circulate in an anarchic manner.

To regulate the status of Personal Motorized Transport Vehicles (EDPM) and ensure a safer environment, electric vehicles enter the French highway code, and are added to the different ways of getting around town.

NVEIs now represent a new category of machinery with well-defined traffic rules and equipment obligations for users.

Considered until then as pedestrians, Segways, monowheels, hoverboards, scooters, etc., are now subject to the same rules as those applied to cyclists.

New Individual Electric Vehicles: What’s Changing

Entering into force in September 2019, the new EDP/NVEI law regulates the use of Personal Motorized Transport Vehicles (EDPM).

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Traffic on sidewalks and parking

Driving on sidewalks is now prohibited. Users of electric scooters are now obliged to ride on cycle paths, on the pavement or on roads limited to 50 km / hour maximum. In Paris, for example, failure to comply with this rule is punishable by a fine of 135 euros.

Random parking on the sidewalks is also sanctioned, unless it does not interfere with pedestrians. In the capital, since July 30, 2019, users of electric scooters are no longer allowed to place them on the sidewalk, under penalty of a fine of 35 euros.

Maximum speed

The highway code sets the maximum speed of New Individual Electric Vehicles (NVEI) at 25 km/hour. Beyond that, drivers must pay a fine of 1500 euros.

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Age and obligations of drivers

The minimum age for drivers is set at 12 years old, they must drive alone on the machine, and not wear earphones or headphones to be able to hear traffic noise. Drivers who do not respect these general rules are fined 35 euros.

Wearing a helmet is required outside the city and is still recommended in urban areas. The same goes for retro-reflective clothing or equipment.

The rules can change from one city to another, depending on the situation.

Since last September, fans of electric scooters and all other New Individual Electric Vehicles (NVEI) can no longer circulate in an anarchic manner.

To regulate the status of Personal Motorized Transport Vehicles (EDPM) and ensure a safer environment, electric vehicles enter the French highway code, and are added to the different ways of getting around town.

NVEIs now represent a new category of machinery with well-defined traffic rules and equipment obligations for users.

Considered until then as pedestrians, Segways, monowheels, hoverboards, scooters, etc., are now subject to the same rules as those applied to cyclists.

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