2010 Arkansas Code
Title 27 - Transportation
Subtitle 2 - Motor Vehicle Registration And Licensing
Chapter 20 - Operation of Motorized Cycles and All-Terrain Vehicles
Subchapter 3 - Electric Autocycles
§ 27-20-303 - Definitions.

27-20-303. Definitions.

As used in this subchapter:

(1) (A) "Autocycle" means a motorized cycle that exclusively uses a motor operated by electricity, is a zero-emission vehicle, and is:

(i) At least sixty inches (60'') in width;

(ii) Not more than one hundred thirty-five inches (135'') in length;

(iii) At least one thousand pounds (1,000 lbs.) in unladen weight;

(iv) Equipped with:

(a) Three (3) low pressure tires;

(b) A steering wheel;

(c) Seating for at least one (1) person but not more than four (4) persons;

(d) A fully-enclosed metal or metal-reinforced cab with glass and mirrors that complies with 27-37-301 et seq. regarding safety glass and mirrors;

(e) Doors with functioning handle locks that are similar to the handle locks on motor vehicles;

(f) Headlights as required under 27-20-104(d)(1);

(g) Tail lamps as required under 27-20-104(d)(3);

(h) Brakes as required under 27-20-104(d)(4);

(i) A working horn as required under 27-20-104(d)(5);

(j) Signal lamps as provided under 27-36-216; and

(k) Seat belts as provided under 27-37-701 et seq.

(B) An autocycle shall not be required to have a muffler because it is a zero-emission electric vehicle.

(C) An autocycle may be equipped with a bed or cargo box for hauling materials.

(D) An autocycle is a motor vehicle for the purposes of minimum insurance liability under the Motor Vehicle Safety Responsibility Act, 27-19-101 et seq., and 27-22-101 et seq.

(E) An autocycle is not an all-terrain vehicle under 27-20-201 et seq. and 27-21-101 et seq.; and

(2) "Low pressure tire" means a pneumatic tire that conforms to the manufacturer's specifications for the autocycle and is comparable to the tires used on other motor vehicles.

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