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SECTION 1272
Operating electric personal assistive mobility devices
Vehicle & Traffic (VAT) CHAPTER 71, TITLE 7, ARTICLE 34-C
§ 1272. Operating electric personal assistive mobility devices. 1. No
electric personal assistive mobility device shall be used to carry more
persons at one time than the number for which such device is designed
and equipped. No person operating an electric personal assistive
mobility device shall carry any person as a passenger in a pack fastened
to the operator or fastened to such device.

2. No person shall operate an electric personal assistive mobility
device outside during the period of time between one-half hour after
sunset and one-half hour before sunrise unless such person is wearing
readily visible reflective clothing or material which is of a light or
bright color.

3. No person operating an electric personal assistive mobility device
shall carry any package, bundle or article which prevents the operator
from keeping at least one hand upon the handle bars or which obstructs
his or her vision in any direction.

4. Every person operating an electric personal assistive mobility
device shall yield the right of way to pedestrians and motor vehicles.

5. Every operator of an electric personal assistive mobility device
shall be sixteen years of age or older.

6. No person shall operate an electric personal assistive mobility
device in a state park or historic site.

7. If the governing body of any county not wholly included within a
city, city with a population of less than one million, town or village
shall authorize the use of electric personal assistive mobility devices
upon any sidewalk, such authorization shall not permit the operation
thereof at a speed in excess of eight miles per hour. Additionally, if
such authorization is granted, no operator of an electric personal
assistive mobility device shall overtake a pedestrian on a sidewalk
unless there is adequate space for the personal assistive mobility
device to pass around the pedestrian and warning is given to such
pedestrian through the audible device defined in subdivision two of
section twelve hundred seventy-five of this article.

8. A first violation of the provisions of this section shall result in
no fine. A second or subsequent violation shall result in a civil fine
not to exceed fifty dollars.