Trottinettes électriques: des balades sures et dans la légalité!

Electric scooters: safe and legal rides!

Scooternauts know that riding an electric scooter is the most fun and practical way to get around. These light and compact vehicles offer a practical and environmentally friendly alternative to cars and public transport. Whether you're going to work, running errands, or just looking for a pleasant ride, electric scooters can provide an exciting and enjoyable experience.
However, it is important to remember that electric scooters, like any other means of transportation, carry certain risks and responsibilities. It is essential to follow safety instructions and obey the law when using an electric scooter.

Here are some tips for riding safely on an electric scooter in Switzerland:

It is essential to follow safety instructions and obey the law when using an electric scooter.

Respect traffic laws : electric scooters are subject to the same rules as other vehicles when used on the road. This includes obeying traffic signals, driving in designated lanes and giving priority to pedestrians.

Stay alert : Keep your eyes and ears open at all times while riding an electric scooter. Be aware of your surroundings, including other vehicles, pedestrians and obstacles.

Check your scooter : Before riding, make sure your electric scooter is in good working order. Check the brakes, lights and tires to make sure everything is working properly.

Respect others: When riding an electric scooter, be nice to others. Give pedestrians, cyclists and other road users plenty of room. In Switzerland you should mainly use dedicated bicycle lanes or, if these are not available, roads. Riding on sidewalks with an electric scooter is not permitted.

And finally: park your scooter on a small Scooternaut Mat!

In addition to following these safety instructions, it is important to follow the legal requirements for electric scooters in your area.

Basic requirements in Switzerland:


  • Motor power: 500 W
  • Maximum speed: 20 km/h
  • Lighting: fixed, at least one non-flashing white light at the front and one non-flashing red light at the rear
  • Rear-facing reflector: required
  • Brakes 1 front brake + 1 rear brake
  • Registration: not necessary
  • Bell: required
  • License: Minimum age 14 years M license between 14 and 16 years No license from 16 years old
  • Helmet according to the EN 1078 standard: not obligatory but Scooternauts know that safety comes first because space exploration can be a challenge! It can protect your head in the event of a fall or collision.

Happy Ride !

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