Question by AK: How can an electric scooter be “street legal” and only go 30 miles an hour and no license required?
I’m confused they say electric scooters are street legal And require no license. So where can you ride it? I didn’t think you can ride in traffic without a license and it can only go up to 30 miles an hour so how does that work? I was hoping to get one for travel. what exactly does street legal mean? I’m in Florida
Answer by Dimo J
When “they” are trying to sell you something you have to look very carefully at exactly what they are saying and *not* saying. Verify that what they are saying is true. Be sure that you can return the vehicle and get all of your money back if they lie to you.
In Florida a motorcycle is a motor vehicle. A Moped is not a motor vehicle. However a moped must have pedals capable of propelling the bike, otherwise it is a motorcycle. An electric scooter that does not have the capability of being pedaled is a motorcycle. A stand upon electric scooter is a motor vehicle.
All motor vehicles are required to be registered, including electric motorcycles.
All motor vehicles and mopeds are required to pay License Taxes, including electric vehicles.
A driver’s license is required to operate a motor vehicle on public roads. Which is every power vehicle other than a power assisted pedal bike.
At least that is what the Florida Vehicle Code says:
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