32-20-1. Definition of terms.

Terms used in this chapter mean:

(1)    "Department," the Department of Public Safety;

(2)    "Moped," a motor driven cycle equipped with two or three wheels. If a combustion engine is used, the maximum piston or rotor displacement must be fifty cubic centimeters regardless of the number of chambers in the power source. The power source must be equipped with a power drive system that functions directly or automatically only, not requiring clutching or shifting by the operator after the drive system is engaged. The term does not include an electric bicycle as defined in § 32-20B-9 or a multi-passenger quadricycle as defined in § 32-14-17;

(3)    "Motorcycle," includes motorcycles, motorbikes, mopeds, bicycles with motor attached, and all motor operated vehicles of the bicycle or tricycle type, whether the motive power be a part thereof or attached thereto, and having a saddle or seat with the driver sitting astride or upon it, or a platform on which the driver stands, but excluding a tractor. The term does not include an electric bicycle as defined in § 32-20B-9 or a multi-passenger quadricycle; and

(4)    "Off-road vehicle," any self-propelled, two or more wheeled vehicle designed primarily to be operated on land other than a highway and includes all terrain vehicles, dune buggies, and any vehicle whose manufacturer's statement of origin or manufacturer's certificate of origin states that the vehicle is not for highway use. The term does not include a farm vehicle as defined in § 32-3-2.4, a multi-passenger quadricycle, or an electric bicycle as defined in § 32-20B-9.

Source: SL 1967, ch 215, § 1; SL 1978, ch 230, § 1; SL 1985, ch 238, § 7; SL 1987, ch 231, § 1; SL 1988, ch 236, § 25; SL 2003, ch 272 (Ex. Ord. 03-1), § 23; SL 2019, ch 135, § 14; SL 2024, ch 118, § 10.