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    Does anyone know whether I can ride this electric scooter in the UK or in Thailand

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    I have an electric scooter made by xiaomi I think it's the M535 model, in the box came a warning saying that it might be illegal to ride on public footpaths in your country, I use mine to get to and from the car park in my work place (it's a 15 minute walk each way) I have ridden it to the local shops here in London and I have passed police cars and never been stopped. I think it is illegal to ride them on footpaths here but to be honest I don't think the police are that interested unless you are riding it like an idiot, same as cycling on the pavement, it's against the law but I never see anyone getting stopped. As for Thailand I don't know, but the amount of road traffic laws that get overlooked on a daily basis, I wouldn't of thought you would have a problem.

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    Its treated just like an electric bicycle so can be used on footpaths.
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    I'm certain that riding a cycle on the pavement in the uk is illegal, but I have never seen anyone stopped by the police, if you don't feel safe riding in the road then use the pavement, just be aware that you could be stopped by the police for doing so

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    In the UK Electric Scooters are only allowed to be used on private land.

    "Electric scooters - kick-scooters that also build in a low-power motor - are classified as PLEVs, or Personal Light Electric Vehicles. They are not subject to taxes or registration, but neither are they legal for use anywhere other than private land in the UK."

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    "Electric scooters - kick-scooters that also build in a low-power motor - are classified as PLEVs, or Personal Light Electric Vehicles. They are not subject to taxes or registration, but neither are they legal for use anywhere other than private land in the UK."
    I'm surprised at that considering the amount of electric scooters,electric skateboards, one wheeled electric things, and powered bicycles that are all over Glasgow
    In fact, now I can complain to the wife who rides her electric bike everywhere. Parks, roads, pavements...…
    Actually, we have a new dedicated cycle lane on Sauchiehall street outside the restaurant that allows both cycles and electric motorbikes
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    Electric cycles are classified the same as pedal cycles. So your Mrs is ok.
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    Good information Keith, and thanks for the link.
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    I'm going to look at some electric bikes and leave the scooters out.
    If anyone does have a electrical bike? Then please give me some feed back

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    I have one here in China. The plus side is they are cheap in every way.
    The negatives - need to constantly charge. They aren't built to endure rain so whenever it's wet they slip all over the place. I came off mine in an underground car park doing 15kmph.
    They don't have much oomph if you need to get away quickly.
    Saying all that, if you are a slow driver, like me, they're a good buy. I like mine despite what I said about the downsides.

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