Motorcycle Rider Education & Endorsements

Motorcycle, Motor Scooter, Moped and Motorized Scooter

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  • The following vehicles ARE required to be titled and registered to be operated on roads of this state.

    Motorcycle

    “Motorcycle” per section 320.01(26), Florida Statutes means:

    Any motor vehicle having a seat or saddle for the use of the rider and designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground. This term includes autocycle, but excludes a tractor or a moped.

    Per section 322.03(4), Florida Statutes:

    (4) A person may not operate a motorcycle unless he or she holds a driver license that authorizes such operation, subject to the appropriate restrictions and endorsements.

    Motorcyle

    Autocycle

    “Autocycle” per section 316.003(2), Florida Statutes means:

    A three-wheeled motorcycle that has two wheels in the front and one wheel in the back; is equipped with a roll cage or roll hoops, a seat belt for each occupant, antilock brakes, a steering wheel, and seating that does not require the operator to straddle or sit astride it.

    Autocycle
    Per section 322.03(4), Florida Statutes:

    A person may operate an autocycle, as defined in section. 316.003(2), Florida Statutes without a motorcycle endorsement.

     

    Motor Scooter

    Since Chapter 322, Florida Statutes, has no definition for motor scooters, they fall under the definition of a motorcycle. Therefore, the operator must have a valid driver license to operate a motor scooter, or motorcycle. However, if the vehicle is powered by a motor with a displacement of more than 50 cubic centimeters, the operator must have a motorcycle endorsement.

    Motor Scooter

  • The following vehicles ARE NOT required to be titled nor registered to be operated on roads of this state.

    Motorized Scooter

    “Motorized Scooter” per section 316.003(44), Florida Statutes means:

    Any vehicle not having a seat or saddle for the use of the rider, designed to travel on not more that three wheels, and not capable of propelling the vehicle at a speed greater than 30 miles per hour on level ground.

    Motorized Scooter
    Please note: NO seat or saddle. This type of scooter cannot be titled or registered in this state, and cannot be operated on the roadways or sidewalks of this state.

    NOTE: Per section 316.008(7)(a), Florida Statutes. A county or municipality may enact an ordinance to permit, control, or regulate the operation of vehicles, golf carts, mopeds, motorized scooters, and electric personal assistive mobility devices on sidewalks or sidewalk areas when such use is permissible under federal law. The ordinance must restrict such vehicles or devices to a maximum speed of 15 miles per hour in such areas.

  • The following vehicles ARE required to be registered but ARE NOT required to be titled to be operated on roads of this state.

    Moped

    “Moped” per section 320.01(27) , Florida Statutes means:

    Any vehicle with pedals to permit propulsion by human power, having a seat or saddle for the use of the rider and designed to travel on not more than three wheels, with a motor rated not in excess of 2 brake horsepower and not capable of propelling the vehicle at a speed greater than 30 miles per hour on level ground, and with a power-drive system that functions directly or automatically without clutching or shifting gears by the operator after the drive system is engaged. If an internal combustion engine is used, the displacement may not exceed 50 cubic centimeters.

    Registration is REQUIRED, NO Title is required. This vehicle can be operated on the roadways of this state.

    Moped
    Please note: Pedals

    Section 320.02(1), Florida Statutes Registration Required:

    Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, every owner or person in charge of a motor vehicle that is operated or driven on the roads of this state shall register the vehicle in this state. The owner or person in charge shall apply to the department or to its authorized agent for registration of each such vehicle on a form prescribed by the department. A registration is not required for any motor vehicle that is not operated on the roads of this state during the registration period.