ADA Vehicle on the Sidewalk
Richard asked: Can I operate an ADA mobility scooter on sidewalk in FL/North Port?
I believe your vehicle is this:
s. 320.01 – Definitions, General
(33) “Motorized disability access vehicle” means a vehicle designed primarily for handicapped individuals with normal upper body abilities and designed to be fueled by gasoline, travel on not more than three wheels, with a motor rated not in excess of 2 brake horsepower and not capable of propelling the vehicle at a speed greater than 30 miles per hour on level ground, and with a power-drive system that functions directly or automatically without clutching or shifting gears by the operator after the drive system is engaged. If an internal combustion engine is used, the displacement may not exceed 50 cubic centimeters.
A disability access vehicle is a motor vehicle. If your vehicle is not as described above, but is also powered by other than human power, it may not be operated on sidewalks.
s. 316.1995 – Driving upon Sidewalk or Bicycle Path
(1) No person shall drive any vehicle other than by human power upon a bicycle path, sidewalk ….
(3) This section does not apply to motorized wheelchairs.
There is more information about disability access vehicles here: