Are Electric Skateboards Legal in the UK?
Much like E-Scooters and other motorised transportation, the Electric Skateboard is legal to own for your personal use in the UK. Being a powered form of transport means e-boards fall under the same jurisdiction as Hoverboards and E-Bikes. This means UK law classifies them as illegal for use on any pedestrianised zones such as pavements and cycle lanes. Although you won’t need to tax your personal board you may need to register and insure it for use on the road, much like other electronic transportation models.
Of course improper use can lead to fines, points on your licence and possibly confiscation of your Electric Skateboard, so always make sure you’re aware of the laws and zoning regulations for the areas you Skate in. Although UK law does not enforce any legal requirement to wear protective equipment while riding an Electric Skateboard on private property, we at SkateHut always advise it. As with all Skating and extreme sports it’s recommended to wear maximum skate protective gear. This includes Helmets, Knee Pads and elbow caps to ensure your safety and protection.