Whilst toy electric or motorised scooters are readily available in stores and marketed as requiring no registration, they cannot be legally driven on South Australian roads.
Some of the scooters available for purchase can travel at speeds of up to 24 kilometres an hour. In South Australia electric scooters are defined as motor bikes and as such must be registered to be driven on South Australian roads. However, it is not possible to register scooters in South Austalia as they do not comply with the relevant Australian Design Rules. As a result, using motorised scooters on a public road can result in charges of driving an unregistered vehicle.
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