Seat Height

Question

John asked: “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”.  Does this mean the vehicle seat CAN NOT be OVER 25″ or UNDER 25″???

Answer

If the seat height is 25 inches or less it is not a bicycle.

I believe this was written to eliminate toy vehicles and was before recumbents became popular, since they typically have lower seats.

That does not affect the operator’s rights and duties though since the law applies to human powered vehicles. It does affect an electric assist bicycle.

s. 316.2065Bicycle Regulations

(1) Every person propelling a vehicle by human power has all of the rights and all of the duties applicable to the driver of any other vehicle ….

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