Electric Trike

Question

K A asked:  I just bought an electric trike.  Max speed is 15 mph.  I spent a lot of money on this.  I do not have a drivers’ license.  I ride it back and forth to work.  It does have pedal assist, but I have arthritis and cannot pedal.  Do I need a license for this?

Answer

If your vehicle meets the definition of bicycle in the statutes, drivers’ license and registration are not required.  See these posts:

http://flbikelaw.org/2011/05/four-wheeled-bicycle/ – more-729

http://flbikelaw.org/2010/08/drivers-license/

If you are using the trike only under electric power and not human power you may use the roadway but are not permitted to drive on a sidewalk.  See this post:

http://flbikelaw.org/2010/04/motor-vehicles-on-sidewalks/

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