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Before purchasing an e-scooter, it is important to be aware of the applicable regulations for children and to understand which electric scooters are safe for young riders. In this blog we explain what you need to know about buying an electric scooter for children, including safety features and important purchasing considerations. To orient yourself a bit, you can look for an electric scooter at easy-ride.nl

Regulations in the Netherlands

In the Netherlands it is prohibited almost everywhere to drive an electric scooter on public roads. This means that children under the age of 16 are not allowed to ride such a scooter on the street. For the few scooters that are allowed on public roads, a (moped) driver's license is required and you must be at least 16 years old. Children may only use an electric scooter on private property.

Points of attention for an electric scooter

First of all, the scooter must be the right height so that the child can ride comfortably and safely. Therefore, carefully check the height settings of the scooter. In addition, the quality of the scooter is important. Look for a reliable model and consider additional features that can improve safety, such as brakes, lights or protective materials. Another important factor is that the electric scooter must comply with all applicable regulations and safety recommendations for children. Check that the scooter is suitable for your child's age and experience, and make sure you are aware of any local laws regarding the use of electric scooters by children.

Safety tips for while driving

Wearing a helmet and protection for your wrists and knees is absolutely recommended. For younger children it is wise to limit the maximum speed of the scooter to 10 km/h. Furthermore, good lighting elements are important, especially if the scooter may be used on public roads in the future. In addition, both the front and rear brakes must function perfectly to prevent accidents. It is important to ensure that all safety features of the electric scooter are in order. By practicing a lot on their own property, they can get used to controlling the scooter. They know how the brake works, how to make turns and will soon be prepared to hit the road themselves when they are a little older!

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