Alex asked: Electric bicycles are becoming more popular. They usually can go between the speeds of 20 and 40 miles per hour. Lets say that I make an electric bike with a big electric motor and it can go 100 miles per hour. Could I get a speeding ticket or a reckless driving charge for riding a bicycle that fast?
If you are exceeding the posted speed limit anywhere in any vehicle, you are subject to a citation. Reckless driving is defined as follows.
s. 316.192 – Reckless Driving
(1)(a) Any person who drives any vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty of reckless driving.
Such a vehicle would need to be registered as a motorcycle to be road legal and avoid other charges.
s. 316.003 – Definitions
(43) Motorcycle – Any motor vehicle having a seat or saddle for the use of the rider and designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground.