Electric Scooter on the Sidewalk
Michelle asked: I received a warning citation (that I had to sign) when I drove my electric scooter on the sidewalk. The officer told me that I was not permitted to be on the sidewalk. Only bicycles. Is that the law? It’s an electric scooter that is pedalable, however, I took the pedals off because they were dangerous and made me jerk and lose control when they touched the ground at curves. What is the law?
That isn’t exactly what the law says, but for your case, the officer is correct. The law specifies human powered vehicles, which could be a number of types.
s. 316.1995 – Driving Upon Sidewalk or Bicycle Path
(1)…. a person may not drive any vehicle other than by human power upon a bicycle path, sidewalk, or sidewalk area, except upon a permanent or duly authorized temporary driveway.
(3) This section does not apply to motorized wheelchairs.
See this post about four-wheeled human powered vehicles.