Many states are now defining rules for Low Speed Vehicles.
Low-speed vehicles are defined as motor vehicles having four wheels on the ground and an unladen weight of 1,800 lbs. or less, that are capable of a minimum speed of 20 miles per hour (mph) and a maximum speed of 25 mph. Low-speed vehicles are subject to all the provisions applicable to a motor vehicle, and the drivers of low-speed vehicles are subject to all the provisions applicable to the driver of a motor vehicle. The operator of a low-speed vehicle shall not operate the vehicle on any roadway with a speed limit in excess of 35 mph. (Reference California Vehicle Code Sections 385.5, 21250, 21251, and 21260)
A new thing for the average american driver to deal with. "I was benind a LSV all the way to work, that's why I am so late." What effects do you think that the introduction of LSVs will have on cycling? I hear that you can get one for 7K! I hink that motorists would much rather pass cyclists than hang out behind a LSV going 20 mph.