New regulations will support the safe operation of electric kick scooters on municipal roadways and active transportation pathways in PEI. Regulatory changes to the Highway Traffic Act and Trails Act set the minimum age, maximum speed and other requirements for the use of electric kick scooters in the province. The regulations took effect on Nov 26. With the new regulations in place it means an e-scooter cannot have a power output that exceeds 500 watts, must operate at a maximum permitted speed no greater than 24 km/h and must be equipped with a bell and/or horn and lights. The operator must be a minimum age of 16 and wear a helmet. The e-scooter is not allowed on sidewalks, the Confederation Trail or highways where the maximum posted speed limit exceeds 60 km/h.