Is there a helmet requirement for e-scooters

This varies widely depending on the country you live in.

In Germany, there are small new e-scooters for sharing (you can rent them from companies like Lime or Voi). The maximum speed is 20 km/h. Helmets are recommended but not required (no one wears one).

In addition, there are electric scooters such as UNU, which look like gas-powered scooters and have a maximum speed of 45 km/h. These are treated the same as 50cc scooters and must wear a helmet.

Small kick scooters are almost unknown in the Netherlands. They use two different varieties of scooters that look like "real" scooters. There are slow ones (up to 25 km/h) and fast ones (up to 45 km/h). The slow scooters have different license plates to distinguish them from the fast scooters. Slow ones are treated like bicycles, so they do not require helmets and can be ridden on bike paths. Large motorcycles are treated like motorcycles and must be driven on the roads and wear helmets.

Other countries may have different helmet laws.

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