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Electric Scooter Guidelines

Scooter Safety

UCLA prioritizes the safety of the campus community. UCLA Transportation would like to highlight the importance of campus road safety and provide an overview of state laws regarding electric scooters. 

California Vehicle Code (CVC) 407.5(a) defines a motorized scooter as any two-wheeled device that has handlebars, has a floorboard that is designed to be stood upon when riding, and is powered by an electric motor. CVC 21235 mandates that all scooter riders in California:

  • Have a valid driver license
  • Ride on the road and remain off sidewalks
  • May not park scooters on a sidewalk in a position that blocks pedestrian paths
  • Not ride in tandem with any other passengers

CVC 21221 states that motorized scooters must follow the same traffic rules as motor vehicles, and a moving violation could result in points on your driver license affecting your driving privileges. For more information, view the Campus Vehicle Code Section 21113, CA Vehicle Code, and campus permitted pathways map.

Use your head. Wear a helmet.

Wear a helmet
  • Helmets can save your life

Observe traffic signals & signs.

Obey rules of the road
  • Ride only in the street
  • Stay off sidewalks and out of crosswalks


Park in designated areas only. 

Park in designated areas
  • Don't block walkways, ADA pathways, or stairs