Safety is at the heart of Beryl’s business. We design vehicles and schemes that are safe for both riders and non-riders of Beryl Bikes, e-Bikes and e-Scooters.
Our e-scooters offer comfortable, easy and safe option for those short journeys, instead of jumping in a car. You can also be confident knowing that when hiring a Beryl e-scooter you will be covered by our vehicle insurance.
In accordance with UK law, electric scooters are classified as Personal Light Electric Vehicles and are treated as motor vehicles, therefore there are some rules you must comply with when renting one of our scooters. Failing to comply with these laws invalidates the insurance and can result in an on-the-spot fine or prosecution.
To ride a Beryl e-Scooter you must:
Have a UK-valid driving licence or provisional licence
Be aged 16 or older
Have registered for an account via the Beryl app
Only ride in cycle lanes or on the road
You must not:
Register with another person’s driving licence
Ride on the pavements or anywhere indoors
Ride using someone else’s Beryl account
Ride with a passenger
Ride under the influence of alcohol or drugs
Remember to remove headphones or earpods. Wear a helmet, and clothing that you can be seen in that is not restrictive, allowing you to look over your shoulder
You can ride a Beryl e-Scooter anywhere that bikes are allowed. We recommend riding the e-scooter in designated bike lanes.
Tips for using e-Scooters
Avoid any roads with a speed limit over 30mph (the speed limit for scooters is 12.5mph).
Check over your shoulder regularly, and before moving in lane.
Give yourself time to practise in a low traffic area, especially if it’s your first ride.
Stay in your lane and avoid weaving through traffic.
Beryl takes misuse of the scooters very seriously. We work closely with local police and keep a record of all incidents of misuse. Find out more about reporting misuse here.