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Rules and safety for smaller vehicles and bikes on the road

Local law enforcement and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation want to remind you that mopeds and smaller motor vehicles are subject to all traffic laws like cars and trucks.  That includes electric bikes and small electric scooters which must follow all rules of the road and restrictions on highways and interstates. Sturgeon Bay Assistant Police Chief Dan Brinkman shares how drivers of all-size vehicles can make the roadways safer for everyone.    

Brinkman notes that you can drive your moped side-by-side with another moped on the street if the speed limit is 25 miles per hour or less, but you must go single file if it's more. Mopeds are banned on freeways, and drivers should be aware of other vehicles and not impede roadway traffic.  According to state law electric bikes are regulated like bicycles. The same rules of the road apply to both e-bikes and human-powered bicycles.  Wisconsin designates three classes of electric bikes but they are not subject to the registration, licensing, or insurance requirements that apply to motor vehicles.  For more information on sharing the road safely, click this link from the Wisconsin DOT.  


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