Utah Motorized Bicycle Laws

Utah Motorized Bicycle Laws

In Utah a motorized bicycle is classed as a moped which is a motor-driven cycle. A motor-driven cycle is defined as:
  • Having pedals to permit propulsion by human power.
  • A motor which produces not more than two brake horsepower.
  • The motor is not capable of propelling the cycle at a speed in excess of 30mph on level ground.
  • If an internal combustion engine is used, the displacement may not exceed 50 cubic centimeters.
  • The moped must have a power drive system that functions directly or automatically without clutching or shifting by the rider after the drive system is engaged.
License

To ride a motorized bicycle in Utah you will need a valid drivers license. A motorcycle endorsement is not needed.

Registration

Yo do not need registration or insurance to ride a motorized bicycle on pubic roads as long as it fits within the definition of a motor-driven cycle as outlined above.

Sources

http://site.utah.gov/dps-driver/wp-.../2015/01/Motorcycles-and-Similar-Vehicles.pdf

http://www.mopedarmy.com/wiki/Moped_Laws:_West#Utah
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