The changes include:
Reducing speed limits to 12km/h on footpaths and shared paths, unless otherwise signed. The 25km/h limit remains for all other bike paths and roads.
Increasing fines of up to $1161 for dangerous offences involving speed, illegal road use and holding a mobile phone while riding.
Allowing personal mobility devices to be ridden in bike lanes on roads with a speed limit of 50km/h or less, and all on-road bike lanes that are physically separated.
Mandating bells for personal mobility devices with handlebars, like e-scooters.
Aligning personal mobility device riders with bike riders to ensure they are required to follow general road rules, such as stopping at red lights.
If involved in a crash, requirements to stay on the scene, render help and provide contact details whether on or off the road.
Personal mobility devices penalties
Key rules to follow
Reduced speed on footpaths
Speed limit of 12km/h on footpaths and shared paths unless otherwise signed.
Maximum speed limit
Speed limit of 25km/h on bike paths and roads.
Know where you can ride
Footpaths, shared paths, bike paths, and local streets and on-road bike lanes where the road limit is 50km/h or less.
Leave your phone alone when riding
Always wear a helmet
Passengers are not allowed.
PMD riders must be 12 years old or more
12-15 year olds must be supervised.
Don’t drink and ride
Warn pedestrians as you approach
Devices with handlebars must have a bell.
General road rules apply
Use lights and reflectors after dark
Park your PMD in a safe space out of the way of other path users
Rules for Riders
Where you can ride & speed limitsAUSLAN TRANSCRIPT
Mobile phone use
Mobile phone useAUSLAN TRANSCRIPT
Age limits & Doubling
Age limits & DoublingAUSLAN TRANSCRIPT
Safety gearAUSLAN TRANSCRIPT
Safe parkingAUSLAN TRANSCRIPT
Rules to protect riders
Rules to protect ridersAUSLAN TRANSCRIPT
Sharing the road with PMDs
The PMD rule changes affect different groups of road users and pedestrians. View how it will affect cars, bicycles, motorcycles and pedestrians by clicking the link below.