Gas Motor Bike Trailer
David asked: Is a gas powered push assist bicycle trailer legal by Florida statutes?
Something like this?
This is the provision in the statutes that would apply:
s. 316.2065 – Bicycle Regulations
(4) …. This subsection does not prohibit attaching a bicycle trailer or bicycle semitrailer to a bicycle if that trailer or semitrailer is commercially available and has been designed for such attachment.
Is such a trailer available commercially?
My guess is that such a bicycle with this powered trailer, even if commercially available, would not be permitted due to the statutory definition of bicycle, since power for the bicycle is from a gas assist motor.
s. 316.003 – Definitions
(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 ….. and …. generally recognized as a bicycle ….
Would such a vehicle be road legal if commercially available with an electric assist motor? I’ll let the readers speculate.
See the posts about motorized bicycles.