291C-134.5 Electric personal assistive mobility devices; restrictions. (a) Unless otherwise prohibited or regulated by a county ordinance, an electric personal assistive mobility device may be operated on sidewalks, at a speed no greater than eight miles per hour, and bicycle paths of the State. The sale of consumer models of electric personal assistive mobility devices in the State shall be limited to those models operated by a key that can set the maximum forward speed at no more than eight miles per hour.

(b) An electric personal assistive mobility device operator shall be sixteen years of age or older.

(c) An electric personal assistive mobility device operator on a sidewalk or bicycle path shall exercise due care to avoid colliding with, and shall yield the right-of-way to, persons traveling on foot and those using mobility aids.

(d) An electric personal assistive mobility device operator shall give an audible signal before overtaking and passing any pedestrian.

(e) An electric personal assistive mobility device operator shall wear or equip the electric personal assistive mobility device with reflectors and a headlamp when operating between one-half hour after sunset and one-half hour before sunrise.

(f) Any operator who operates an electric personal assistive mobility device recklessly in disregard for the safety of persons or property shall be assessed penalties as set forth in section 291C-161. [L 2003, c 180, 2; am L 2009, c 78, 1]

 

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