When it's a scooter-bike?
No coasting on bicycle defense
A judge finds against an unlicensed man on a two-wheeled vehicle
SPRINGFIELD — Springfield Municipal Judge James Strickland doesn’t know exactly what to call the two-wheeled vehicle that Paul McClain has been riding around town lately.
But he ruled Wednesday that it’s not an electric bicycle...
Strickland issued a written opinion to explain why he found McClain guilty of driving with a suspended license while riding a motorized two-wheeler along a Springfield street.
“Because the conveyance cannot be defined as a bicycle, it is a motor vehicle,” Strickland wrote.
... Springfield police ticketed McClain six times earlier this year for driving with a suspended license after repeatedly finding him riding his motorized two-wheeler along city streets.
... Initially, police did not characterize McClain’s vehicle — which more closely resembles a moped with pedals than a 10-speed — as anything other than an electric bicycle. They say it’s illegal for anyone to power up and ride an electric-assisted bike if he or she is ineligible for a driver’s license.
..etc.. Clearly his "conveyance" is a scooter-bike and later they mention the dealer as being Electric Wheels.
Scooter bikes are in this grey area where - yeah, they come with pedals, but many people operate them without pedals, and in any case the pedals aren't all that useful.