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Rule 4501-23-02 | Definitions.


(A) "Motorized bicycle" means any vehicle having either two tandem wheels, or one wheel in the front and two wheels in the rear, that is capable of being pedaled and is equipped with a helper motor of not more than fifty cubic centimeters piston displacement which produces no more than one brake horsepower and is capable of propelling the vehicle at a speed of no greater than twenty miles per hour on a level surface

(B) "Motorized bicycle license" means the license issued to any person fourteen years of age or older to operate a motorized bicycle whenever the person does not hold a valid driver's license or a valid commercial driver's license.

(C) "Manufacturer" means any person engaged in the manufacturing or assembling of motorized bicycles or motorized bicycle equipment, including any person importing motorized bicycles or motorized bicycle equipment for sale or resale.

(D) "Person" means every natural person, firm, co-partnership, association, or corporation.

(E) "Motorized bicycle equipment" means any system, part, or component of a motorized bicycle as originally manufactured or any similar part or component manufactured or sold for replacement or improvement of such system, part, or component or as an accessory or addition to the motorized bicycle.

(F) "FMVSS" means "Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards."

(G) "Moped" means the same as motorized bicycle, and may be used interchangeably with motorized bicycle.

(H) "Motorized bicycle operator or driver" means every person who drives or is in actual physical control of the motorized bicycle.

Last updated October 23, 2023 at 11:28 AM

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Prior Effective Dates: 4/1/1978