Question Erika asked: I have a Tao Tao e-bike that looks like a small scooter. I have seen these ridden on the sidewalk here in Hernando County. I called the Sheriff’s Office to inquire on what they prefer here in …
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 James asked: Is a valid driver’s license required to operate a 49 cc gas powered motor scooter in the state of Florida? Is registration required?
Question Heard of Something New asked: I heard someone, just recently, got a letter from the DMV that said adding a gas motor on a bicycle, still keeps it a bicycle. So how can it not be allowed on public …
Question Shawn asked: Are motorized bicycles considered a mobility device under ADA language about other mobility devices if you are disabled?
Question Benjamin asked: Do I need a license and registration for my electric bike in the city of Venice FL?
Question David asked: A bicycle with a small electric motor that does not go over 20 mph does not require a driver’s license or any other type of license. Is this correct?
Question Steven asked: What is the penalty for someone driving a motorized bicycle in Florida and they are less than 16 years old?
Question Walter asked: In the state of Florida do you need a special license for operating a gas scooter or will a valid drivers license be ok?