Scavello Bill Defining Three-Wheeled “Autocycles” Set to Become Law

Harrisburg – Legislation sponsored by Senator Mario Scavello (R-40) to establish a legal definition for increasingly popular, three-wheeled “autocycles” received final legislative approval and is headed to the Governor to be signed into law.

Senate Bill 1108 will make clearer the distinction between these newly developed three-wheeled vehicles with two forward wheels and the more recognizable three-wheeled, trike-style motorcycles which have been around for many years. Models of the newer vehicles include the Polaris “Slingshot” and the Tanom Motors “Invader.”

Specifically, the legislation will define these vehicles as an autocycle and register and title them by creating a special designation under the existing motorcycle definition.  However, individuals wishing to operate an autocycle will be permitted to do so with a Class “C” driver’s license.

“This legislation will foster conformity with other states in the region that have already adopted an autocycle definition,” said Scavello. “The result will be more accurate crash reporting statistics, clarity for law enforcement and safer travel for motorists.”

The legislation is the result of recommendations issued by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, an internationally respected group of motor vehicle administrators and law enforcement officials.

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