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E-motorcycles in Park City: PCPD offers a cautionary tale for parents

Police warn about potential accidents and safety requirements for young riders

PARK CITY, Utah — With the growing popularity of e-bikes on Park City trails, the Police Department has issued a warning to parents about the potential for accidents.

While e-bikes are a fun and convenient way to get around, e-motorcycles are faster and harder to control than traditional pedal-assisted e-bikes. Here are the laws and tips to stay safe:

  • E-motorcycles are not allowed on Park City trails.
  • All riders under 18 years old must wear a helmet when riding any kind of e-bike.
  • E-motorcycles must also be registered as Off-Highway Vehicles (OHVs) or be street-legal, registered, and insured, and riders must have valid driver’s licenses.
  • All riders must also be familiar with and understand the operation of an e-motorcycle, including how to turn it on and off and how to adjust the brakes.

The Park City Municipal Code can be found here. For basic OHV laws and rules from the Utah DNR, click here.

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