Legal Definitions May Allow you to ride unregistered.

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by boyntonstu, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. boyntonstu

    boyntonstu Member

    The 2 key words are "Transportation" and "Carrier".


    The 2014 Florida Statutes

    Title XXIII
    MOTOR VEHICLES

    Chapter 320
    MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSES

    View Entire Chapter
    320.01 Definitions, general.As used in the Florida Statutes, except as otherwise provided, the term:
    (1) "Motor vehicle" means:
    (a) An automobile, motorcycle, truck, trailer, semitrailer, truck tractor and semitrailer combination, or any other vehicle operated on the roads of this state, used to transport persons or property, and propelled by power other than muscular power, but the term does not include traction engines, road rollers, special mobile equipment as defined in s. 316.003(48), vehicles that run only upon a track, bicycles, swamp buggies, or mopeds.

    If it does not transport, it is not a "Motor vehicle". Not my opinion, the legal definition.

    (32) "Motor carrier" means any person owning, controlling, operating, or managing any motor vehicle used to transport persons or property over any public highway.

    What does "Carrier" mean?

    carrier

    n. in general, any person or business which transports property or people by any means of conveyance (truck, auto, taxi, bus, airplane, railroad, ship), almost always for a charge. The carrier is the transportation system and not the owner or operator of the system. There are two types of carriers: common carrier (in the regular business or a public utility of transportation) and a private carrier (a party not in the business, but agrees to make a delivery or carry a passenger in a specific instance). Regular transportation systems are regulated by states and by the Interstate Commerce Commission if they cross state lines. (See: common carrier, private carrier)

    Are you a "Carrier" on your MB who transports property or people for a charge?

    If not, your MB is not a "Motor Vehicle".

    Again, not my opinion, just the truth as stated by the Law.
     
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  2. dougsr.874

    dougsr.874 Active Member

    No matter how many ways you try to get around it you are missing the point...RS-68 ruling changed your argument compelely....RS-68 is the way that goverment have overstepped its value....how much damage can a motorized bike do to anything except the rider...the persons that support RS-68, don't ride motorized bikes out of necesssity....they do it for fun....Now the poor guy that lost his license cause he couldn't pay his child support on time can't even get to work to make a living....
     
  3. boyntonstu

    boyntonstu Member


    Every "rule" required definitions. That is why all regulations have a "Definition" section. There is no rule to include anything that is not used for transportation of goods or humans into the "vehicle" category. RS-68 does not change the overall meaning of what is considered a transportation vehicle. If it ain't a transportation vehicle it does not require licensing. How much do you charge for transporting goods and/or humans on your MB?

    Please read the applicable Definition sections again and you will see the point, not missed..
     
  4. dougsr.874

    dougsr.874 Active Member

    I simply don't understand you argument.....How bout the rider? Isn't he a person? (human)
     
  5. boyntonstu

    boyntonstu Member

    A rider is not a carrier or in the transportation business.

    It is not my argument,

    It is exactly what the Law says.

    The 2014 Florida Statutes

    Title XXIII
    MOTOR VEHICLES

    Chapter 320
    MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSES

    View Entire Chapter
    320.01 Definitions, general.—As used in the Florida Statutes, except as otherwise provided, the term:
    (1) “Motor vehicle” means:
    (a) An automobile, motorcycle, truck, trailer, semitrailer, truck tractor and semitrailer combination, or any other vehicle operated on the roads of this state, used to transport persons or property


    32) “Motor carrier” means any person owning, controlling, operating, or managing any motor vehicle used to transport persons or property over any public highway.

    What does "Carrier" mean?

    carrier

    n. in general, any person or business which transports property or people by any means of conveyance (truck, auto, taxi, bus, airplane, railroad, ship), almost always for a charge. The carrier is the transportation system and not the owner or operator of the system. There are two types of carriers: common carrier (in the regular business or a public utility of transportation) and a private carrier (a party not in the business, but agrees to make a delivery or carry a passenger in a specific instance). Regular transportation systems are regulated by states and by the Interstate Commerce Commission if they cross state lines. (See: common carrier, private carrier)

    Are you a "Carrier" on your MB who transports property or people for a charge?
     
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