Motorized Bicycles

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Definition:

316.003(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.

  • Bicycles equipped with a small electric helper motor may be defined as a bicycle and not require registration or a driver’s license.
  • Bicycles equipped with gas helper motors are not legal vehicles and cannot be registered or driven on highways in Florida.
  • This section also includes information about mopeds and motorcycles since some of the information overlaps with bicycle information.
Category: Motorized Bicycles

ebikes

Definition:

316.003(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.

  • Bicycles equipped with a small electric helper motor may be defined as a bicycle and not require registration or a driver’s license.
  • Bicycles equipped with gas helper motors are not legal vehicles and cannot be registered or driven on highways in Florida.
  • This section also includes information about mopeds and motorcycles since some of the information overlaps with bicycle information.

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