The following terms and phrases when used in this chapter
have the meanings respectively ascribed:
(1) "Vehicle". Every device in, upon, or by
which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn on land, except
devices moved by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or
(2) "Motor Vehicle". Every
vehicle which is self-propelled by internal combustion, electric or any other
mechanical motor, but not operated upon rails, or upon water.
(3) "Bicycle". Every device propelled by
human power upon which a person or persons may ride on land, having one, two,
three or four wheels.
(4) "ATV". All
Every motor vehicle having a seat for the use of the rider and designed to
travel on not more than four wheels in contact with the ground, but excluding a
(6) "Authorized Emergency
Vehicle". Any vehicle in official use for emergency purposes by local, state or
federal agencies and other emergency vehicles such as ambulances and fire
(7) "Operator". Any person
who operates, drives, controls or otherwise has charge of a
Tenn. Comp. R. &
Original rule certified
May 24, 1974. Amendment filed August 24, 1987; effective October 8, 1987.
Amendment filed June 14, 2010; effective September 12,
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