Motorized Bicycle Engine Kit Forum  

Sponsors



Go Back   Motorized Bicycle Engine Kit Forum > Motorized Bicycle Tavern > Laws and Legislation for Motorized Bicycles

Laws and Legislation for Motorized Bicycles Share you knowledge of the laws in your state in this forum. Remember to always verify everything yourself with your dmv

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-01-2008, 09:48 AM
sisdavid sisdavid is offline
Motorized Bicycle Elite Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Daytona Beach
Posts: 257
Default Rideing motorized bike in Daytona Florida

Here is the City of Daytona Code ordinance.

http://www.municode.com/resources/ga...id=10234&sid=9

CODE OF ORDINANCES
City of
DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA

Codified through
Ord. No. 07-184, adopted May 16, 2007.
(Supplement No. 23)


This publication is up to date as indicated by the banner above. No additional ordinances have been submitted for interim display via our NOW service (New Ordinances On the Web). For more information about this service, please visit: Municode.com | Publishing

Chapter 94 TRAFFIC AND MOTOR VEHICLES*

ARTICLE I. IN GENERAL

Sec. 94-1. Definitions.
The definitions in this section will be used in addition to those enumerated in section 1-2. The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this chapter, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
Bicycle means any device propelled by human power or any moped propelled by pedal-activated helper motor not to exceed 1 1/2 bhp (break horse-power) upon which any person may ride, having two tandem wheels, either of which is 20 inches or more in diameter, and including any device generally recognized as a bicycle though equipped with two front or two rear wheels.
Vehicle means any device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, except devices moved by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks or bicycles or mopeds.
(Code 1970, 45-4)

Cross references: Definitions generally, 1-2.
Sec. 94-253. Operation on sidewalks.
(a) No bicycle shall be operated upon any public sidewalk in a business district as defined in F.S. 316.003.
(b) Bicycles may be operated upon any public sidewalk in a residential district as defined in F.S. 316.003. Any bicycle operated on a public sidewalk within a residential district shall be operated in a prudent manner, and no bicycle shall travel abreast or parallel to another bicycle on the sidewalk. Pedestrians upon the sidewalk and vehicles upon the sidewalks which are intersecting with the sidewalk while traveling upon rights-of-way, alleys, or driveways shall have the primary right-of-way upon the sidewalks, and bicycles shall yield the right-of-way to the pedestrians and vehicles.
(Code 1970, 11-11)
Cross references: Streets, sidewalks and other public places, ch. 86.


State law

Number: AGO 77-84

Subject: Uniform Traffic Control Act, municipalities
J. T. Frankenberger
City Attorney




On consideration of the foregoing it is clear that the Legislature intended, by its comprehensive action in enacting Ch. 76-286, Laws of Florida, classifying motor-propelled bicycles or 'mopeds' as bicycles and determining how they were to be regulated on a uniform state-wide basis, to require that moped operators or riders be treated as bicycle operators or riders uniformly throughout the state and in all the municipalities therein. The Legislature by enactment of Ch. 316, as amended aforesaid, and by making it unlawful to enact, and prohibiting the enactment or enforcement of, any traffic ordinances in conflict therewith has effectively preempted the regulation of bicycle/mopeds to the state. Furthermore, because moped operators had, prior to such action, been required to wear the same protective devices as other motorcycle riders according to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, the reclassifying of mopeds as bicycles clearly demonstrates that the Legislature intended that moped riders be relieved of the requirements of wearing such protective devices throughout the state.

The Legislature defines a moped as a bicycle in s. 316.003, F. S., and changed the definition of 'bicycle,' 'motorcycle,' and 'motor-driven cycles' and excludes motor-propelled bicycles or 'mopeds' from the definition of 'motor vehicle,' 'motor-driver cycles,' and 'vehicle' by Ch. 76-286, Laws of Florida, as reference to the title thereof clearly discloses, and provides regulations for such motor-propelled bicycles or 'mopeds' in s. 316.111, F. S. In the latter section the Legislature provided special regulations in subsections (14) and (15) applicable only to the operation of
bicycle/mopeds. More

On consideration of the foregoing it is clear that the Legislature intended, by its comprehensive action in enacting Ch. 76-286, Laws of Florida, classifying motor-propelled bicycles or 'mopeds' as bicycles and determining how they were to be regulated on a uniform state-wide basis, to require that moped operators or riders be treated as bicycle operators or riders uniformly throughout the state and in all the
municipalities therein.
Debra
Floyd
Daytona Beach Police

Under 21 need license maybe??????

Disclaimer
Please be advised David Sisung is in no way, shape or form responsible for any damages, injuries, mishaps accidents or death caused by the use or operation of these motorized bikes.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-01-2008, 09:49 AM
sisdavid sisdavid is offline
Motorized Bicycle Elite Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Daytona Beach
Posts: 257
Default Re: Rideing motorized bike in Daytona Florida

Municode.com is a good web site to check on the laws
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-19-2008, 09:18 PM
fitwthme fitwthme is offline
Motorized Bicycle Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 1
Default Re: Rideing motorized bike in Daytona Florida

I live in Miami and from what I read I am assuming the Chek Republic moped 49 cc or less with peddals would NOT require a Fl. drivers license? My license is revoked due to felony drug conviction for two years. I have been told so much misinformation I am hoping someone could clear up the laws of Fl. What is the fastest and best legal moped / bicycle you can buy pre built that does NOT require a Fl driver's license? Please help. Stranded in Miami
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-11-2009, 06:08 AM
SANGESF SANGESF is offline
Motorized Bicycle Elite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Lake Worth
Posts: 641
Default Re: Rideing motorized bike in Daytona Florida

Quote:
Originally Posted by fitwthme View Post
I live in Miami and from what I read I am assuming the Chek Republic moped 49 cc or less with peddals would NOT require a Fl. drivers license? My license is revoked due to felony drug conviction for two years. I have been told so much misinformation I am hoping someone could clear up the laws of Fl. What is the fastest and best legal moped / bicycle you can buy pre built that does NOT require a Fl driver's license? Please help. Stranded in Miami

any time you add gas to a bicycle, you need a DL.

What was quoted was from 1977.... Over 30 years ago.

FS 316.111 no longer exists...

The description of a bicycle with an under 50cc gas motor is now the definition of a Moped. And hence, since you need a DL to ride a Moped, you need one for a gas bicycle too.

Last edited by SANGESF; 05-11-2009 at 08:34 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-11-2009, 12:02 PM
deacon's Avatar
deacon deacon is offline
minor bike philosopher
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: north carolina
Posts: 8,122
Default Re: Rideing motorized bike in Daytona Florida

Whats the rule for an E-bike. If they define moped by cc you might be able to ride an Ebike.
__________________
My posts have entertainment value only. A bike ain't yours till it has your blood on it. Then it owns you.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-11-2009, 03:34 PM
SANGESF SANGESF is offline
Motorized Bicycle Elite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Lake Worth
Posts: 641
Default Re: Rideing motorized bike in Daytona Florida

Quote:
Originally Posted by deacon View Post
Whats the rule for an E-bike. If they define moped by cc you might be able to ride an Ebike.

If you have an electric bike, you pretty much have carte blanche. I have 2 electric rides...

1.) Chopper cruiser... Does MAX 19 mph and looks cool. It's the one i ride the most.

2.) Aluminum Frame reg bike. Does 25mph gos for 30 miles. (If I need to get somewhere fast, this is the one I use.

The PoPo would NEVER care if you're riding electric.
It makes NO noise, nor would they ever point a Radar Gun at you (Unless you were OBVIOUSLY doing like 35 or more and acting like an ass.

Law for electric bike states as long is it doesn't go over 20mph it's still a bicycle, but like I said, no cop would ever care, unless you were doing something stupid.

Frank.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-11-2009, 04:42 PM
deacon's Avatar
deacon deacon is offline
minor bike philosopher
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: north carolina
Posts: 8,122
Default Re: Rideing motorized bike in Daytona Florida

I think that is about the same everywhere. No noise to alert them that you are coming, no smoke and for some reason they just plain look harmless. the hub motor with a hidden battery doesn't even look like a power bike anyway.
__________________
My posts have entertainment value only. A bike ain't yours till it has your blood on it. Then it owns you.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:18 AM.


Sponsors

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
MotorBicycling.com