Question James asked: What are current bicycle state statutes exempting electric bicycles from licensing in the state of Florida?
Category: Motorized Bicycles
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.
Question Loan asked: I installed 600 strip led in my electric bike. Is it legal or not in Florida?
Question William asked: Is there a bicycle with a helper motor…electric or gas that doesn’t require a driver’s license in the state of Florida?
Question Carlos asked: I have an electrical scooter, with pedals. It is a 500 watts motor, max. speed 25mph. Do I need a driver’s locense to operate it?
GM commented: For a long time, there has been no conclusive answer to the question of the legality of bicycles equipped with gas assist motors. There are many such vehicles in use and many manufacturers of kits to so equip …
Question R Eldridge asked: Reading all this has left me really confused. Is it ok to ride a motorized bicycle in Florida or no?
Question David asked: It’s illegal to drive a gas-powered bicycle on public roads but do I need a valid fl dl to do so?