Motor Scooter

Question

Steve asked: I have an electric scooter (“PhatScooters.com“) – speed is less than 20mph. It has no pedals, but FL law says “human power and an electric helper motor”. This is a traditional scooter so no pedals but could be “scooted” by foot (if you really wanted to). The seat height is above 25 inches, but I don’t understand because most “bikes” in general have seats higher than 25 inches from the ground. Is my scooter considered an “electric bike”?

Answer

I believe your vehicle would be considered a motor scooter which must be registered and for which the operator must have a driver’s license in accordance with this DMV bulletin.

https://www.flhsmv.gov/dmv/bulletins/2003/Scooter_fact.htm

To be certain, I recommend asking the DMV or a local dealer for the vehicle.

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One comment on “Motor Scooter
  1. Keithmj says:

    The website says it is a Scooter, nice one, from what I see but without pedals I would say it is not street legal nor is it a bicycle. Contact the maker and ask them just to see what they have to say.

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