Texas Transportation Code - TRANSP § 551.351. Definitions

In this subchapter:

(1) “Motor-assisted scooter”:

(A) means a self-propelled device with:

(i) at least two wheels in contact with the ground during operation;

(ii) a braking system capable of stopping the device under typical operating conditions;

(iii) a gas or electric motor not exceeding 40 cubic centimeters;

(iv) a deck designed to allow a person to stand or sit while operating the device;  and

(v) the ability to be propelled by human power alone;  and

(B) does not include a pocket bike or a minimotorbike.

(2) “Pocket bike or minimotorbike” means a self-propelled vehicle that is equipped with an electric motor or internal combustion engine having a piston displacement of less than 50 cubic centimeters, is designed to propel itself with not more than two wheels in contact with the ground, has a seat or saddle for the use of the operator, is not designed for use on a highway, and is ineligible for a certificate of title under Chapter 501.  The term does not include:

(A) a moped or motorcycle;

(B) an electric bicycle ;

(C) a motorized mobility device, as defined by Section 552A.0101 ;

(D) an electric personal assistive mobility device, as defined by Section 551.201 ;  or

(E) a neighborhood electric vehicle, as defined by Section 551.301 .


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