Angela asked: What type of motorized thing does not require a license?


A bicycle with an electric assist motor does not need to be registered or titled, and the operator does not need a driver’s license if it meets this statutory definition of “bicycle”:

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 upon which any 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. No person under the age of 16 may operate or ride upon a motorized bicycle.

1 Comment on “eBikes

  1. Also, an “electric personal assistive mobility device” (aka Segway) is not defined as a motor vehicle and does not require registration or titling nor operator to have a driver license.

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