Electric scooter registration now compulsory in Latvia

Owners of electric scooters are reminded that as of April 1, registration of their scooters is mandatory to use them in public. 

An electric scooter is defined as having a maximum design speed that does not exceed 25 km/h; total power of electric motors that does not exceed 1000 W; and a seat (if installed) lower than 54 cm.

Only electric scooters registered with the Road Traffic Safety Directorate (CSDD) are now allowed to participate in road traffic. When registering an electric scooter, the CSDD assigns it a registration number and issues a corresponding registration sticker to be placed in a visible place on the front of the electric scooter on the steering column. The registration sticker will contain a numbered holographic anti-counterfeit feature. 

It is possible to register an electric scooter remotely via the e-CSDD online service or in person at CSDD customer service centers. If the electric scooter does not have a serial or production number, the registration of the electric scooter can be carried out at the customer service center of CSDD by presenting the electric scooter in person for inspection.

More than 7,500 electric scooters have already been registered with the Road Traffic Safety Directorate. Registration costs around 8 euros. While police will be checking that e-Scooters are registered, unregistered drivers will likely get away with a warning as at the moment it will not be possible to punish an unregistered electric scooter – the Ministry of Transport is hoping to introduce a punishment regime by the summer.

The ministry estimates that fines could be in the range of 100-150 euros, but confiscation of the vehicle is not planned.

More details of how to register here.

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