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Officials urge parents to follow e-bike regulations

Jun 22, 2024, 12:00 PM

Officials urge parents to follow Utah's regulations on the use of e-bikes, scooters and ATVs. (Lone Peak Police Department)

(Lone Peak Police Department)

LONE PEAK — The Lone Peak Police Department issued a reminder June 12 on regulations regarding the use of e-bikes, golf carts, and ATVs on streets, sidewalks and parks.

“We are getting a fair number of reported concerns regarding the increase of kids on type 3 e-bikes, golf carts and ATV,” officials said in a Facebook post. “Many of them appear to be too young, unlicensed drivers and underaged, to be operating these types of vehicles..”

Police said some e-bikes are not permitted on public sidewalks or lawn areas in city parks.

Utah state code on e-bikes, according to police

  • An individual under 16 years old may not operate a class 3 electric-assisted bicycle.
  • An individual under 14 years old may not operate an electric-assisted bicycle with the electric motor engaged on any public property, highway, path, or sidewalk unless the individual is under the direct supervision of the individual’s parent or guardian.
  • An individual under eight years old may not operate an electric-assisted bicycle with the electric motor engaged on any public property, highway, path, or sidewalk.

Farmington City echoed the Farmington Police Department’s similar concerns in a post on X Friday, stating an uptick in recent incidents regarding the use of motorized scooters and bikes.

The post outlined regulations, and a call to parents to help keep all operators of type 2 and 3 e-bikes age-appropriate and riding in permitted areas.

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Officials urge parents to follow e-bike regulations