Definition of Bicycle
James asked: What are current bicycle state statutes exempting electric bicycles from licensing in the state of Florida?
Only motor vehicles require a driver’s license and registration. A bicycle with an electric assist motor is defined as a bicycle in the statutes and is not a motor vehicle. A driver’s license or registration is not required to operate a bicycle.
s. 316.003 – Definitions
(2) Bicycle – Every vehicle propelled solely by human power, and every motorized bicycle propelled by a combination of human power and an electric helper motor capable of propelling the vehicle at a speed of not more than 20 miles per hour on level ground upon which any person may ride, having two tandem wheels, and including any device generally recognized as a bicycle though equipped with two front or two rear wheels. The term does not include such a vehicle with a seat height of no more than 25 inches from the ground when the seat is adjusted to its highest position or a scooter or similar device. No person under the age of 16 may operate or ride upon a motorized bicycle.