Indiana law allows for the operation and registration of autocycles. Autocycles are defined as a three-wheeled motor vehicle in which the operator and passenger ride in a completely or partially enclosed seating area equipped with:
- rollcage or roll hoops;
- safety belts for each occupant;
- antilock brakes;
- designed to be controlled with a steering wheel and pedals.
Title and Registration
Autocycles are titled and registered as a motorcycle, and are issued a motorcycle license plate.
Driver’s License Requirements
A valid Indiana driver’s license is required to operate an autocycle. A motorcycle learner’s permit or motorcycle endorsement is not required to operate an autocycle.
An autocycle may not be used for the purpose of a driving skills exam for an operator’s license or motorcycle endorsement.
- An autocycle must be equipped with safety belts that must be worn by the operator and all passengers.
- A passenger may not ride in any other position except in the seat designed for the passenger.
- Motorcyclists and motor driven cyclists are permitted to proceed, with caution, through an intersection with a red signal after 120 seconds, however, an autocyclist is not permitted to proceed through the intersection.
- Autocycles may not be operated side-by-side in a single traffic lane.
- Autocycles may not be parked along a roadway curb with the rear wheel to the curb and the front tire facing the flow of traffic.