Motorized Bicycle Laws: United States

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Anton

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I am still seeing this entry though from 2016, a year before the 2017 legislation revision...I think im missing something here...lol...im looking for the "boxes" section that you checked off "no"...Am i looking in the wrong spot, cant seem to find it...lol...DAMIEN
Ah I see, I've updated the resource now! Thanks for that. It's hard to keep everything up to date when there are so many different laws and they are always changing. That's one of the reasons I tried out this WikiPost plugin, so that anyone can update their states laws whenever they notice something is not right!
 

darwin

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How are the laws down under? Are they getting friendlier? With he green movement you'd think motoredbikes would be encouraged. What harm can a 30mph bicycle do as to needing a DL, reg, ins?
 

LewieBike

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Oregon's laws seem to be more focused on motorized scooters, the biggie is operation of a moped or scoorter on a bike path marked "no motorized vehicles" with the exception that if the scooter or bicyle is being walked or pedaled then it's OK. Operation of a MB on roads is covered by a mix of the motorized foot scooter law. 34cc's max and 24 mph top speed. and the Oregon bicycle rider's handbook with heavier focus from LEO's on how much of a hooligan you're being on the road. Short version. Don't be a jerk, yield to pedestrians, obey road signs, use hand signals, operating muffler, protection and helmets.

 

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How are the laws down under? Are they getting friendlier? With he green movement you'd think motoredbikes would be encouraged. What harm can a 30mph bicycle do as to needing a DL, reg, ins?
It varies from state to state in Australia. Generally it's 200Watts max for gas powered motorized bikes, but in some states they're illegal. Ebikes however, are allowed 250Watts max!
 
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