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New Traffic Rules for E-Scooters in Poland

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Source: Smartride – New traffic rules in Poland for electric scooters and other PLEV’sn apply since 20 May 2021. This publication is part of the process to legalize PLEVs in Poland. However, the legislative procedure on technical requirements is still in progress.


According to the Polish traffic code electric scooters are propelled electrically, have 2 axles, with steering , without saddle or pedals and designed to be driven only by the rider, who must use both hands to steer the electric scooter.

Adults are allowed to ride electric scooters without any driving license. Minors which are older than 10 years, must acquire a cycling card or an appropirate driving license:

  • Cycling cards are available for > 10 years and are free of charge
  • Driving license
    • AM, moped > 14 years or
    • A1, motorcycles max. 125 cm3 > 16 years

Minors younger than 10 years are forbidden to ride an electric scooter with one exception: riding in a residential area is allowed when they are accompanied by an adult.

Electric scooters must use cycling infrastructure if this is available and ride max. 20 km/h. If there is no cycling infrastructure on a road with a speed limit of 30 km/h, electric scooters may use the road and are also limited to ride max. 20 km/h. Electric scooters may use pavements, but need to give priority to pedestrians and go at a speed comparable to that of the pedestrians.

Electric scooters may be parked on pavements in designed places or at the sides if the pavements are wider than 1,5 meters. At the side means, as close as possible to the side of the road, a house, a tree etc.

What is forbidden?

  • riding under influence of drugs/alcohol
  • transport other persons or cargo
  • ride side by side with other road users
  • towing e-scooters

Photo credits: Segway-Ninebot

Daan van Dieren

Daan is a policy officer for LEVA-EU

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