Motorized Bicycle

Question

James asked: Do I have to have a license to ride a 1948 Whizzer that is belt driven?

Answer

If your vehicle meets the statutory definition of “bicycle” you do not need a driver’s license.  If not, it could possibly be registered as a moped and does require a driver’s license.

s. 316.003 – Definitions

(3) 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. A person under the age of 16 may not operate or ride upon a motorized bicycle.

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