Powered transporters

The law on using lightweight transport vehicles which transport one person.



Information sheet providing guidance to help retailers, manufacturers, importers and dealers understand the law on novel lightweight transport devices used to transport a single person (powered transporters).

Powered transporters include a variety of novel personal transport devices, such as:

  • Segway
  • Swegways
  • hoverboards
  • U-wheels
  • powered mini scooters (go-peds)
  • powered unicycles.
Published 10 December 2015
Last updated 5 December 2018 + show all updates
  1. Guidance updated.
  2. First published.