Are 14 year old allowed to ride electric bikes or pocket bikes as regular bikes for transporation?

Question by csmuch41: Are 14 year old allowed to ride electric bikes or pocket bikes as regular bikes for transporation?
are they allowed to ride the electric bikes legally in california sacramento?

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Answer by mike mo
you can ride like a eletric scooter? pocket bikes are illegal, mopeds you have to have a license,

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2 thoughts on “Are 14 year old allowed to ride electric bikes or pocket bikes as regular bikes for transporation?

  1. Electric Bicycles are defined by the California Vehicle Code [24][25][26]. In Summary, Electric Bicycles are basically, by law, to be operated like conventional bicycles in California. There are several exceptions to this. A person must be at least 16 years old, and anyone riding an electric bicycle must wear a bicycle helmet. The e-bikes must have an electric motor that has a power output less than 1,000 watts, is incapable of propelling the device at a speed of more than 20 miles per hour on level ground, is incapable of further increasing the speed of the device when human power is used to propel the motorized bicycle faster than 20 miles per hour, operates in a manner so that the electric motor is disengaged or ceases to function when the brakes are applied, or operates in a manner such that the motor is engaged through a switch or mechanism that, when released, will cause the electric motor to disengage or cease to function.

    Driver’s licenses, registration, insurance and license plate requirements do not apply. A motorized bicycle is not a motor vehicle. A motorized bicycle shall only be operated by a person 16 years of age or older. Drinking and driving laws apply. Additional laws or ordinances may apply to the use of electric bicycles by each city or county [27]]. The list contains no electric bicycle models, and makes no provision for home builds. The only provision written in the law for riding an electric bicycle on public roads is obtaining a motorcycle title[28].

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