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View Diary: When Is a Bike Not A Bicycle? (41 comments)

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  •  Clear cut: Denise Baj is riding a moped, (0+ / 0-)

    and she was correctly ticketed.  Here's the NJ definition per the website:

    A motorized bicycle (moped) is defined by law as a pedal bicycle with a helper motor, electric or gas-powered, capable of a maximum speed of no more than 25 miles per hour on a flat surface
    So let's go through the elements:
    - Is it a pedal bicycle?  Yes
    - Does it have a helper motor?  Yes
    - Is its max speed 25mph or less? Yes

    So it's a moped.  

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