Moped or Scooter Driver’s License

Question

Jose asked:  What size moped or scooter can I drive with my DUIs on the road with no license?

Answer

You may not operate any motor vehicle, scooter, moped or gas assist motor powered bicycle without a driver’s license.

s. 322.01 –  Definitions – As used in this chapter:

(27) “Motor vehicle” means any self-propelled vehicle  …. excluding vehicles moved solely by human power, motorized wheelchairs, and motorized bicycles as defined in s. 316.003

s. 322.03 – Drivers Must be Licensed; Penalties

(1) Except as otherwise authorized in this chapter, a person may not drive any motor vehicle ….  unless such person has a valid driver’s license  ….

See also this post:

http://flbikelaw.org/2012/11/motor-scooters/

You may legally operate a bicycle or eBike meeting the statutory definition of bicycle without a driver’s license.

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 a 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.

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