321.235A ELECTRIC PERSONAL ASSISTIVE MOBILITY DEVICES. An electric personal assistive mobility device, which is a two-wheeled device as defined in section 321.1, subsection 20B, may be operated by a person at least sixteen years of age on sidewalks and bikeways in accordance with this section. 1. None of the following are required for operation of an electric personal assistive mobility device: a. Licensure or registration of the electric personal assistive mobility device under this chapter. b. Possession of a driver's license or permit by the operator of the electric personal assistive mobility device. c. Proof of financial responsibility. 2. A person operating an electric personal assistive mobility device on a sidewalk or bikeway shall do all of the following: a. Yield the right-of-way to pedestrians and human-powered devices. b. Give an audible signal before overtaking and passing a pedestrian or human-powered device. 3. A person shall not operate an electric personal assistive mobility device at the times specified in section 321.384 unless the person or the electric personal assistive mobility device is equipped with a headlight visible from the front of the electric personal assistive mobility device and at least one red reflector visible from the rear of the electric personal assistive mobility device. 4. Violations of this section are punishable as a scheduled violation under section 805.8A, subsection 9A.

         Section History: Recent Form

         2002 Acts, ch 1063, §30; 2004 Acts, ch 1013, §29, 35; 2004 Acts,
      ch 1175, §397, 400
         Referred to in §321.236, 805.8A(9a)

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