Unconventional Vehicles

Motor vehicle administrators and law enforcement officers encounter a variety of unconventional and specialty vehicles such as specially constructed vehicles, rebuilt vehicles, pocket bikes, and other non-conforming motorcycles, off-road vehicles, converted recreational vehicles, and non-conforming mini-trucks. It is important for jurisdiction officials to understand the safety implications of these vehicles.

Three-wheel vehicles include varied configurations, including the trike, reverse trike, sidecar motorcycle, and autocycles. These vehicles can vary drastically in performance, design, registration, and licensing requirements. Jurisdictions are faced with complex and evolving issues regulating the operation of these vehicles.

Dockless electric scooters are a type of shared micromobility transportation. They are not typically classified as a full motor vehicle and are regulated at a city or municipal level more frequently than at a jurisdiction level. 

Different considerations should be taken into account when considering the regulations and requirements for dockless electric scooters. Some of those considerations are permits, operation requirements, infrastructure considerations, and others. AAMVA's Electric Dockless Scooters Whitepaper has additional information on these and other considerations. The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) has guidelines for regulating shared micromobility for cities to focus on how to best regulate these new services to achieve the best public outcome. 

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