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California Laws for Mopeds, Scooters and Other …

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California electric and motorized bicycle laws. Motorized bikes (also called electric bicycles) are similar to mopeds, but California law treats them differently. A motorized bicycle is defined by having pedals and an electric motor with fewer than 750 …

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Motorcycles, Mopeds, and Scooters California DMV

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Mopeds. Also known as a motorized bicycle, a moped has 2-3 wheels and an electric motor with an automatic transmission that produces less than 4 gross brake horsepower. Some mopeds have pedals so you can ride them when the motor is off. CVC §406; You must have a motorcycle license (M1 or M2) to drive a moped.

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Electric Scooter Laws California 7 That You Should Know …

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New California Electric Scooter Laws 2019 Bay Area

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Published: Aug 29, 2021
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1. Minors have to wear helmets (California Vehicle Code §21235(c)) California Vehicle Code (CVC) §21235 was specifically written for E-scooters, which have an electric motor, a floorboard, and handlebars.
2. Maximum speed is 15 mph (CVC §22411) CVC §22411 is the state law that puts a speed limit on E-scooters. That speed limit is 15 miles per hour. Going over this speed limit can result in a traffic stop and a ticket.
3. Use bike lanes (CVC §21229) CVC §21229 requires E-scooters be ridden in bike lanes (a.k.a. bikeways, bike paths, or bicycle paths) whenever one is available.
4. No tandem rides, stay off the sidewalks, and have a valid license (CVC §21235) In addition to requiring E-scooter riders to wear a helmet, CVC §21235 forbids
5. Dismount and walk for left hand turns (CVC §21228) CVC §21228 is an especially onerous traffic rule for E-scooter riders. It forces E-scooters to turn left by
6. Crosswalk rules (CVC §275) CVC §275 defines a crosswalk. At street intersections that are approximately right angles, crosswalks are technically sidewalks under this definition.
7. E-scooters have to follow traffic rules like a motor vehicle (CVC §21221) CVC §21221 is a kind of “catch-all” traffic law for E-scooters. It says that E-scooters have all the same rights and responsibilities as a motor vehicle.

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California Electric Scooter Laws (2020) Rosenthal Injury …

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California Electric Scooter Laws Laws April 29, 2019. Electric scooters and rideshare services that offer limited-use electric scooters to the public for a fee are quickly becoming common alternatives to walking and using public transportation in many major cities across the country.

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California Moped Laws (2020) Rosenthal Injury Law

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California Moped Laws Laws June 28, 2019. Mopeds are akin to useful, motorized bicycles that allow their users to travel with ease. Though they might not seem as dangerous as vehicles like motorcycles, mopeds also pose risks that could injure riders.

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California Laws for Electric Scooters, Bikes & …

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California Laws for Electric Scooters, Bikes & Mopeds. Posted on April 12, 2019 by datateam. Electric scooters, mopeds, and motorized bicycles seem to be taking over California streets. One of the new regulations involves geofencing, or …

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California Moped Laws DAM Firm

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California classifies a moped as a vehicle that is fully electric or uses a motor with two to three wheels. A moped may have pedals and cannot exceed 30 miles per hour. The state has two types of mopeds, each with separate rules and regulations. The first type of moped can exceed 20 miles per hour, but not 30.

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Rules & Restrictions for Electric Bikes in California Bay …

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Moped riders must be at least 16 years old, wear a helmet at all times, and order a one-time license plate & ID card from DMV. Just like Type 3 E-bikes, mopeds aren’t allowed on Class 1 and Class 4 bike lanes. To read more about California’s laws regarding mopeds, please take a …

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San Francisco Electric Scooter Laws California EScooter …

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If you were injured while riding an electric scooter, or if you were involved in an accident caused by an electric scooter or its rider, you have the right to recover damages for the harm you have suffered. If you have been injured in an accident involving an electric scooter in San Francisco, contact William E. Weiss for a free consultation at

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California Vehicle Codes Myrons Mopeds

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California Vehicle Codes – Moped Related. Compiled from the 2016 California Vehicle Code by Shaun Strahm, Myrons Mopeds. Definitions: 312.5(a) Electric bicycle: is a bicycle with operable pedals and an electric motor of less than 750 watts. (1) A “class 1 electric bicycle,” or “low-speed pedal-assisted electric bicycle,” is a bicycle equipped with a motor that provides assistance

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Scooters Law Soup California

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Guide to the Laws about Riding Scooters in California. In general, a person using a motorized electric scooters (like Bird, Lime, etc) has many of the same rules and rights as car drivers in California. Here are some specific rules you should know for riding these scooters. 1. Vehicle Code 21220 – 21235.

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Motorized Scooter & Electric Bike Laws UrbanScooters.com

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The only gas powered scooter that is currently legal for sale in California is the Go-Ped GSR Pro-Ped Cruiser. For more information about gas powered scooter and pocket bike law in California, click here. UrbanScooters.com is a California based business and stands by its state's emission laws.

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Rules of the Road for Electric Scooters

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Under existing NC law, electric scooters like the Bird fall under the definition of “moped,” which includes heavier vehicles that can travel up to 30 mph. Moped riders must be at least 16 years old and must wear a helmet meeting the FMVSS 218 (motorcycle) standard. Mopeds require rear-view mirrors and must be registered with the DMV.

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What California Laws Motorized Bicycles – Mopeds Pocrass & De …

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After doing some research, I believe so. Here’s my interpretation of the law. Motorized Bicycle – MopedLaws. In 2001, the United States Congress passed Public Law 107-319. It states that electric bicycles and tricycles that meet the definition of low-speed electric bicycles are regulated by the federal Consumer Product Safety Act.

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California Electric Scooter Laws Updated For 2019 Walkup, …

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California Electric Scooter Laws. Posted on June 13, 2019 in Bike Accidents,Personal Injury. Electric scooter laws exist to prevent accidents caused by unsafe scootering practices. California’s electric scooter laws have recently changed, taking effect this year. The most discussed change in California’s law is its helmet law.

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California Moped Laws 2019 Henshaw & Henry

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California Moped Laws. Mopeds are motorized bikes that do not meet the criteria for qualifying as motorcycles. Many California residents enjoy using mopeds as an alternative to walking or using public transportation. However, these vehicles are inherently dangerous …

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Motorized Scooter, Bicycle, Tricycle, Skateboard, and Moped Laws …

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Electric Moped Laws in California. California Moped Law Summary: A driver's license or learners permit is required to drive a moped. No insurance or yearly registration are required. Driver must wear a DOT approved motorcycle helmet. An electric moped is not required to have pedals. On level ground must not travel faster than 30mph on motors

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Understanding California's EScooter Laws and the Rights of …

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Nearly 40,000 electric scooters are reportedly traversing the streets (and, though illegally, the sidewalks) of Los Angeles at any given moment. 249 emergency room visits in Southern California resulted from e-scooter accidents between September of 2017 and August of 2018. That figure is the result of a study examining medical records from two UCLA hospitals in Los Angeles and …

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New California Electric Scooter Laws Bay Area Bicycle Law, P.C.

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New California Electric Scooter Laws 2019 . Starting in 2019, adults riding scooters on the streets or bike paths will not have to wear a helmet under a new California law that changed several provisions of the existing laws governing scooters. These laws are in response to the popularity of the scooter rental program such as Bird and Lime.

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San Jose Electric Scooter Laws Henshaw & Henry, PC

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San Jose Electric Scooter Laws. Electric scooters from sharing companies like Bird and Lime have become very popular recently in San Jose, California. Though the companies’ goal is to deliver a convenient and eco-friendly mode of transportation for urban dwellers, many incidents and complaints from users and those who have come into contact

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Motor Scooter Laws California faqlaw.com

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California Electric Scooter Laws (2020) Rosenthal … 8 hours ago Rosenthalinjurylaw.com Show details . California Electric Scooter Laws Laws April 29, 2019. Electric scooters and rideshare services that offer limited-use electric scooters to the public for a fee are quickly becoming common alternatives to walking and using public transportation in many major cities across the country.

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California Electric Bike Laws Henshaw & Henry, PC

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In 2015, California updated its bicycle laws to accommodate electric bicycles. Assembly Bill 1096 defines an electric bicycle as a bike with fully operable pedals and an electric motor up to 750 watts. Three classes of electric bikes now exist in the state, with laws as to where each type may operate. Class 1 eBikes are low-speed pedal-assisted

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Why Are Some California Cities Banning Electric Scooters? The …

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For example, California used to require scooter riders to wear helmets, but adults over the age of 18 will no longer be required to wear helmets as of 2019. Moreover, the patchwork body of laws at the city level means riders may not know what the laws are surrounding electric scooters from one California city to the next.

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All Electric Scooter Laws You Should Know For California Canyon …

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Below, we’ll be taking a look at 7 of the most important laws for electric scooters users in California. Minors Must Wear Helmets. Laws aside, if you’re looking to get into riding an electric

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Guide to Laws about Riding Scooters in Los Angeles Law Soup LA

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Guide to the Laws about Riding Scooters in the Los Angeles area. In general, a person using a motorized electric scooters (like Bird, Lime, etc) has many of the same rules and rights as car drivers in California. Here are some specific rules you should know for …

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California Laws for Mopeds and Scooters Thescooterist.com

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Speed regulations for mopeds. California’s laws allow people to drive the moped on streets with a maximum speed of 25 miles per hour. On streets with a greater speed limit, moped riders can ride in the bike lane if it is available. It is against the law to operate any type of motorized vehicle on sidewalks and some of the local areas might

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A Comprehensive Guide To Electric Scooter Laws in the US …

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Texas Electric Scooter Laws. Texas clearly defines its laws for electric scooters by stating that they must not have motor power greater than 750W. The speed limit is 56 km/h (35 mph), and there is no registration or license required. Utah Electric Scooter Laws. Utah classifies electric scooters as motorized bicycles.

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California Laws for Mopeds, Scooters and Other Motorized Bikes – …

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California Electric & Motorized Bicycle Laws Motorized bikes, also called electric bikes, are similar to mopeds but are distinct in how they’re treated by California law. A motorized bicycle is defined by having pedals, an electric motor with fewer than 1,000 watts and a maximum speed of 20 miles per hour or less on level ground.

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California Scooter and Moped Driving Laws Kershaw, Cook & Talley

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Electric Bike & Electric Scooter Laws & Regulations in Canada …

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Electric Bike & Electric Scooter Laws & Regulations in Canada Owning an Electric Bike in Canada is easy. These vehicles are also known as power-assisted bicycles, electric scooters , e-bikes , and e-scooters, and the laws for them are very similar to a traditional bicycle.

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California Electric Scooter Laws Appel Law Firm

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California Vehicle Code (CVC) Concerning Motorized Scooters. California Vehicle Code §407.5(a) A “motorized scooter” is any two-wheeled device that has handlebars, has a floorboard that is designed to be stood upon when riding, and is powered by an electric motor. This device may also have a driver seat that does not interfere with the ability of the rider to stand and ride and may also

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California Scooter Laws 2018 Law Offices of Howard Kitay El …

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Motorized Scooter Laws. If you wish to ride a motorized or electric scooter in California, you must obey applicable roadway rules. State laws see you essentially as a motor vehicle, complicit with all standard traffic laws. Vehicle Code Section 21230 prohibits the use of motorized scooters on sidewalks within the state. It is also illegal to

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Electric Moped Florida Bicycle Law

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A moped can be either gas or electric powered. It must be registered and the operator must have a driver’s license. It need not be titled. The applicable laws are in this post. Mopeds. Mopeds – Florida Bicycle Law.

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California Bike Laws 2018 Kitay Law

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California lists its main bicycle laws in the state’s Vehicle Code, Section 21200. This statute outlines safe bicycling speeds, how motorists should act around bikers, and other such bicycle laws. California’s law says that bicycles are vehicles in the eyes of lawmakers.

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Scooters & Mopeds in Illinois DMV.ORG

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Autocycles. An autocycle is a vehicle that has 3 wheels, a steering wheel, and a seat that doesn’t require the driver to straddle it.. You must have a valid driver’s license and register and title your autocycle to legally operate it on public roads.. IL Gas & Electric Bicycles. For your powered bike to be considered a gas bicycle or low-speed electric bicycle, it must have a fully

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Georgia Moped and Scooter Laws ValuePenguin

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In Georgia, laws and regulations for mopeds, scooters and electric bicycles differ in regards to registration, insurance and licenses. Moped riders in Georgia do not have to register or insure their vehicles, but they do need a valid learner's permit or driver's license to operate one.. Scooters, which have an engine with a displacement of 50cc or more, are subject to the same rules and

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Scooters & Mopeds in Mississippi DMV.ORG

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Mississippi defines a motor scooter as a vehicle with: 2 wheels. 1 wheel must be 10 inches or more in diameter. A step-through chassis. A seat for the operator. A motor with 2.7 brake HP or fewer (if the motor is an internal combustion engine). An engine displacement of 55 CC or fewer. In Mississippi law, the term “motorcycle” includes

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Scooters & Mopeds in New Mexico DMV.ORG

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Segway Requirements. A Segway, or electric personal assistive mobility device, is a self-balancing vehicle that has:. 2 wheels (one on each side).; An electric motor that: . Can propel 1 person who weighs 170 lbs. no faster than 20 MPH on flat ground.; An average of 1 horsepower.; There is NO NEED to register a Segway, and riders do not need a license to ride an electric personal assistive

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MotorScooters PennDOT Driver & Vehicle Services

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Motor Scooters and Personal Mobility Devices. In order for a motor scooter (motor-driven cycle as defined by the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code) to be legally operated on roadways, it must be titled and registered in the commonwealth and have the proper insurance. In order to be titled and registered it must meet PA's equipment and inspection requirements for motor-driven cycles.

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Illinois Laws for Mopeds, Scooters and Electric Bicycles …

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Illinois moped laws. In Illinois, moped riders need a current valid driver's license of any classification. In most cases, you can drive mopeds on public roads as long as you: Obey traffic signs. Travel in the same direction as other vehicles. Register your moped (typically comes with a fee of $41).

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Ohio Laws for Mopeds, Scooters and Motorized Bikes …

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The annual vehicle renewal registration fee for a moped is $24.50. Ohio residents who don't have a valid driver's license must obtain a moped license before riding their mopeds and motorized bikes on the road. Getting a moped license involves passing a vision, knowledge and road test and paying a fee of $19.50.

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New California Transportation Laws for 2020 511 Contra Costa

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New Transportation Laws for 2020. A number of transportation-related laws take effect on January 1, 2020. Below, we’ve highlighted those affecting most road users. To read the full text of any law, click the link to the right of the headline. Bicyclists May Travel Straight Through Turn Lanes ( AB 1266 ): Cyclists will be allowed to proceed

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Scooters & Mopeds in Nebraska DMV.ORG

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Florida Laws for Scooters, Mopeds and Other Motorized Bikes …

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Florida Moped Laws. According to Florida law, a moped is a motor vehicle that: Has a motor with a maximum of 2 brake horsepower (BHP) Has 50 cubic centimeters (cc) or less of engine displacement, if the moped uses an internal combustion engine. …

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Texas Scooter and Moped Laws Rasansky Law Firm

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First and foremost, how does Texas define a motorized scooter? Under Texas law, any vehicle with a 50cc engine or less is considered a moped, while any scooter with an engine larger than 50cc is considered a motorcycle. Texas moped laws (50cc engine or less): Scooter users must have a Class C Driver’s License. Scooter registration is required.

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Are there any new laws for electric scooters in california?

New California Electric Scooter Laws 2019. Starting in 2019, adults riding scooters on the streets or bike paths will not have to wear a helmet under a new California law that changed several provisions of the existing laws governing scooters. These laws are in response to the popularity of the scooter rental program such as Bird and Lime.

Can a moped be used as a car in california?

If you are considering trading your car for an electric scooter, moped, or motorcycle on your daily commute, you should be aware of the driving laws that apply to California scooter or moped drivers before hitting the road.

Can you drive a scooter in california without a license?

Mopeds, scooters and motorized bicycles are each defined and treated differently by California law. In California, scooters and motorized bikes can be operated on the road without being registered with the DMV, and you don’t need a motorcycle-specific license.

Can a scooter be ridden on a sidewalk in california?

Unless turning left or passing, the scooter must be ridden close to the right hand curb. An electric scooter may not be operated on a sidewalk. California Vehicle Code §21235 – Operation of Motorized Scooters: Prohibitions. An individual operating a motorized scooter is not permitted to operate an electric scooter:

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