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Old 12-01-16, 09:17 AM
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need driver's license???

so would I get like busted to the letter if I were caught driving one of these??. Has anyone else had any trouble driving them in public or gotten harassed by the fuzz?.

I don't have a license and I have tried one and in my state you don't need a license as far as I believe.

Some states might want a license however and even consider these mopeds which is just too overrated, but I like how some don't look like powered bikes so probably you won't be noticed.

But has this been a problem for anyone and has anyone been in trouble for driving it???

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Old 12-01-16, 09:48 AM
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Question: What state do you live in?

In California, no driver's license is required:

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Old 12-01-16, 12:45 PM
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Utah used to require a drivers license; but they no longer do. Even when they did, some of the cities stated, clearly, that they would not enforce the requirement.
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Old 12-02-16, 07:35 AM
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The only law enforcement challenges I have read have been on multi use trails. Some know the locales actual laws and some just figures like most- If it has a motor, its a motorized vehicle so it MUST be against the rules. If you plan to street ride, you will probably only have trouble in NYC.

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Old 12-03-16, 12:26 AM
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That's depends on where country you live.
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Old 12-03-16, 07:37 AM
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In NYC a pedalec is legal.
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Old 12-03-16, 05:34 PM
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May also depend on if it boosts your pedaling and quits when you stop or goes with out pedaling..

I cannot read your state vehicle code For you , that is Up to You . its your question.
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Old 12-04-16, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by tds101 View Post
In NYC a pedalec is legal.
Hmmm, then why all the stories about ebike shops getting shut down and/or fined for selling product?

I had read that the state of New York does not allow ebikes at all.

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Old 12-05-16, 04:43 AM
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Only bikes with a throttle are illegal.

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Old 12-05-16, 12:56 PM
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Ebikes aren't legal in NJ either, their laws are antiquated.
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Old 12-05-16, 01:29 PM
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Curious; I heard that you can ride only registered vehicles on NJ roads and they won't register ebikes. There's a story about one lady who has been cited nine times over the years.. Maybe they should go back to the horse and buggy days.
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