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Title 23 : Motor Vehicles


Subchapter 012 : Operation of Bicycles, Electric Personal Assistive Mobility Devices, and Play Vehicles

(Cite as: 23 V.S.A. § 1141a)
  • § 1141a. Electric personal assistive mobility devices (EPAMD); required equipment; operation

    (a) Equipment. An electric personal assistive mobility device shall be equipped as follows:

    (1) with front, rear, and side reflectors; and

    (2) with a system that will enable the operator to bring the device to a controlled stop; and

    (3) if the device is operated between one-half hour after sunset and one-half hour before sunrise, with a lamp emitting a white light that, while the device is in motion, shall illuminate the area in front of the operator.

    (b) Rights and duties of operator. The operator of an EPAMD shall have the rights and duties of pedestrians as set forth in chapter 13, subchapter 5 of this title.

    (c) Hazardous materials. No person shall carry or transport on an EPAMD any hazardous materials as defined in 5 V.S.A. § 2001. Civil penalties imposed for violations of this subsection shall be in accordance with civil penalties imposed for violations of 5 V.S.A. § 2001.

    (d) Municipal authority. Nothing in this section shall limit the authority of a municipality under the provisions of 24 V.S.A. § 2291(1), (4), and (5) to regulate the use and operation of EPAMDs. (Added 2001, No. 91 (Adj. Sess.), § 8; amended 2019, No. 131 (Adj. Sess.), § 188.)