David asked: Can I operate an electric scooter without a license?
If your vehicle doesn’t fall in the exclusions in the definition of “motor vehicle” in the drivers’ license section of the statutes, a license is required.
s. 322.03 – Drivers must be licensed; penalties
(1) Except as otherwise authorized in this chapter, a person may not drive any motor vehicle upon a highway in this state unless such person has a valid driver license issued under this chapter.
s. 322.01 – Definitions
(27) “Motor vehicle” means any self-propelled vehicle …. excluding vehicles moved solely by human power, motorized wheelchairs, and motorized bicycles ….
Agree with Geo. The driver license chapter doesn’t mention any exception from the “Motor vehicle” definition that appears applicable to an electric scooter. Re title and registration requirement, see http://www.flhsmv.gov/dmv/bulletins/2003/Scooter_fact.htm