Texas Motorized Bicycle Laws

Texas Motorized Bicycle Laws

According to Texas state law a motorized bicycle is not clearly defined. It could be considered a motor-assisted scooter. A motor-assisted scooter is defined as a self propelled device with:
  • At least two wheels in contact with the ground.
  • A braking system capable of stopping the device under typical operation.
  • A gas or electric motor not exceeding 40ccs.
  • A deck for a person to stand or sit while operating.
  • The ability to be propelled by human power alone.
License

As long as your motorized bicycle fits the definition of a motor-assisted scooter, you do not need a license to ride one in Texas.

Registration

To ride a motorized bicycle on the public roads in Texas you do not need registration as long as it falls into the category of a motor-assisted scooter.

References

http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/docs/TN/htm/TN.551.htm

SUBCHAPTER E - Motor-assisted scooters
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