- May 30, 2009
good find!!!Just went to the NHTSA site again. NOW, there IS some good news.
The NHTSA site has changed. (apparently, they got tired of explaining their very subjective definition of what was considered a 'motor vehicle,' over and over and over...)
Under item 6, in addition to the Electric assisted bicycles, They now say that scooters which cannot exceed 20 MPH are NOT considered motor vehicles.
Note that this is in their Importation and Certification FAQs. What they're saying is that THEY do not regulate low speed scooters. They also state (my underlining)