2019 Wyoming Statutes
Title 31 - Motor Vehicles
Chapter 5 - Regulation of Traffic on Highways
Article 7 - Bicycles and Electric Bicycles
Section 31-5-707 - Electric Bicycles.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 31-5-707 (2019)

31-5-707. Electric bicycles.

(a) The operator of an electric bicycle is subject to W.S. 31-5-702 and is not subject to the provisions of this title relating to financial responsibility, driver's licenses, registration, certificates of title or off-road recreational vehicles. An electric bicycle shall not be a motor vehicle.

(b) On and after January 1, 2020, every manufacturer or distributor of an electric bicycle shall ensure that a label is permanently affixed in a prominent location on each electric bicycle sold or distributed by the manufacturer or distributor. The label shall indicate the class number as defined in W.S. 31-1-101(a)(xxxiv), the top assisted speed and motor wattage of the electric bicycle and shall be printed in at least nine (9) point font.

(c) A person shall not modify an electric bicycle to change the motor-powered speed capability or motor engagement of the electric bicycle, unless the person replaces the label required in subsection (b) of this section indicating the classification.

(d) An electric bicycle shall comply with United States consumer product safety commission equipment and manufacturing requirements for bicycles, 16 C.F.R. 1512.

(e) An electric bicycle shall operate according to class so that when the rider stops pedaling, applies the brakes or the electric motor is disengaged, the electric motor assist ceases to function.

(f) A local authority or state agency with jurisdiction may regulate the use of any class of electric bicycles on trails, including nonmotorized trails, under its jurisdiction. For purposes of this paragraph, "nonmotorized trail" means a trail with a natural surface made by clearing and grading the native soil with no added surfacing materials.

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