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    Question:

    Can I legally ride a pocket bike in phoenix?



    Answer:

    Any type of motorized bike or scooter that is self-propelled by a motor or engine under 5 horsepower or 47cc’s can only be driven on private property with the written permission of the owner of the property.  The Phoenix City Council changed their rules on pocket bikes and motorized scooters in December 2004 to prohibit these vehicles on any public streets or sidewalks, including parks and alleys.

     

    Breaking this phoenix city law can result in a traffic citation, which is like a speeding ticket which usually subjects a person to a fine and/or other penalties.  Parents may be liable for the ticket even if they didn't know their kids were breaking this rule with their motorized bikes.

     

    The Phoenix City Council also enacted new rules that require anyone who sells pocket bikes or motorized scooters to tell customers about the ban and post signs telling users where the bikes can and can’t be used.

     

    The State of Arizona also has laws specific to "Motor driven cycles" under 5 horsepower or 47 cc’s (A.R.S. 28-101).  Drivers under the age of eighteen and any passengers must wear a helmet when operating the bike.  Also, the driver must wear protective glasses or some other type of eyewear to protect the driver's eyes. (A.R.S. 28-964)  The driver must also have at least a Class M license to drive (A.R.S. 28-3159, and A.R.S. 28-3101)


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    1 thru 5 of 13 comments    [ 1 ]  2   3    
    On 04/09/09
    Joe from AZ said:
    So I need to get this straight before I buy this 110cc pocket bike. (top speed 60mph) I CAN or CAN NOT legally ride it on public streets with a helmet????
    On 10/28/08
    Travis from AZ said:
    The answer provided to this question is false. In order to operate ANY motorcycle under 125cc you must carry a Class J license, anything over is Class M. Also, Anything 49cc and under (and this has been verified with Tucson Police), can be ridden in the bike lane only as long as the speed does not exceed 19mph, without any license.
    On 08/10/08
    Chris from CA said:
    I think we should beable to drive pocket bikes in the bike lane and on the residential streets, just as long as we pay atention to what's going going on around us and we keep our eye's on the road!!!
    On 07/23/08
    kyle from AZ said:
    i think u should be able to ride a pocket bike as long ur wereing a helmit that sound good
    On 03/31/08
    colton from AZ said:
    I think we should be able to ride a pocket bike on side walks but there are speed limits cuz its hard to ride in the desert and in arizona its hot and a bike and a skateboard and walking take awhile and a pocketbike gets you places fast or even allow them on the streets as long as they have flags on the back so cars can see them and there should only be a age to ride it witch should be 13+ cuz it would be a teenagers.
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