Motorized Scooter in a Bike Lane

Question

John asked: I have an electric motorized scooter. It has no seat or paddles. Its maximum speed is 18.6 mph. Does it require a driver’s license?
I know I’m not allowed to ride it on the road or sidewalk but is it allowed to drive it on the bicycle lane?

Answer

Good on you for knowing the law about motorized scooters.  That applies whether or not you have a driver’s license. More on that here,

You are missing one point though.  As indicated in the link above, a bike lane is part of the roadway.

Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices

23. Bicycle Lane—a portion of a roadway that has been designated for preferential or exclusive use by bicyclists by pavement markings and, if used, signs.

2 comments on “Motorized Scooter in a Bike Lane
  1. Frank says:

    No license required in Florida for vehicles under 50cc

  2. Geo says:

    Frank,

    Moped operators must register the vehicle and have a driver’s license, even if the moped is below 50cc. See this post.

    http://flbikelaw.org/2011/06/mopeds-3/

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