Federal Electric Bicycle Law
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Even Though No Driver License is Required, most States such
as California say "motorized bicycle shall only be operated by a person
16 years of age or older." 

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Federal Electric Bicycle Law H.R. 727 says that an electrically driven bicycle
is considered a "bicycle" and the laws of bicycles apply if:

• Electrically driven bicycle has less than 750 watt motor

• Functional pedals

• Max speed is less than 20 mph

The Federal law shall supercede any State law or requirement with respect
to low-speed electric bikes. (The state must regulate the electric bike as a bicycle.)

Electric Bicycle Regulations 

Federal law says that an electrically driven bicycle is considered 
a "bicycle" and the laws of bicycles apply if:

1. Electrically driven bicycle has less than 750 watt motor and Functional pedals

2. Max speed is less than 20mph

·The Federal law shall supersede any State law or requirement with respect to low-speed electric bicycles. ( The state must regulate the electric bicycle as a bicycle). 

 Federal Electric Bicycle HR 727 


The Consumer product Safety Act (15 U.S.C. 2051 et seq) is amended by added
  at the end of the following:


SEC. 38. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, low-speed electric bicycles are consumer products  within the meaning 
of section 3(a)(1) and shall be subject to the Commission regulations
 published at section 1500.18(a)(12) and part 1512 of title 16, Code
 of Federal Regulations.

(b) For the purpose  of this section, the term `low-speed electric
 bicycle' means a two- or three-wheeled vehicle with fully operable 
 pedals and an electric motor
 of lessthan 750 watts (1 h.p.), whose maximum speed on a paved 
level surface, when powered solely by such a motor while ridden 
by an operator who weighs 170 pounds, is less than 20 mph.

(c) To further protect the safety of consumers who ride low-speed electric bicycles, the Commission may promulgate new or amended 
requirements applicable to such vehicles as necessary and appropriate.

(d) This section shall supersede any State law or requirement 
with respect to low- speed electric bicycles to the extent that
 such State law or 
requirement is more stringent  than the Federal law or
 requirements referred to in subsection (a).

 "We recommend you laminate this sheet and keep with you when riding"

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