ELF

Question

Roberta asked: Organictransit.com Florida laws regarding the use on and off road for the ELF?

Answer

It appears that some models of the ELF may meet the Florida statutory definition of “bicycle” and would provide the operator with the same rights and duties as other electric motor assist bicyclists. See other posts for further information.

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.

Possible restrictions may be the seat height, which must be greater than 25 inches and is not described, and the potential motor-only speed of the Tactical ELF, which is greater than the allowed 20 mph.

Posted in Ask Geo, Motorized Bicycles

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