10 Year Old and Gas Powered Bike
n howard asked: A ten year old in my neighborhood drives a gasoline motored bike. Is this legal? It’s very loud, and I fear backing into it since it is faster than standard bikes.
That is unlawful for many reasons.
Gas powered bikes are only permitted if they are registered as a moped and the operator has a driver’s license.
Driver’s licenses are not issued to 10 year olds.
Even if the bike was properly equipped with an electric helper motor and was legally a bicycle not requiring registration or a driver’s licensee, operators must be 16 years of age.
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.