(a) For the purposes of this chapter, an "autocycle" means a motor vehicle that is designed to travel with three wheels on the ground, equipped with a steering wheel, equipped with seating that does not require the operator to straddle or sit astride the seat, and manufactured and certified to comply with federal safety requirements for a motorcycle including, but not limited to, Part 571 of Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations.
(b) The operator of an autocycle shall be required to have a regular driver's license and shall not be required to have a Class M displayed on his or her driver's license or a Class M motorcycle license.
(c) An autocycle shall be equipped with a seat belt, and the operator shall be subject to the requirements of the seat belt law when operating the vehicle.
(d) For the purposes of this title and Title 40, an autocycle shall be registered, taxed, and titled in the same manner as a motorcycle and shall otherwise be considered a motorcycle for the purposes of this title and Title 40.
(e) A person 17 years of age or younger operating an autocycle shall be subject to the operating hours, exceptions, and suspensions provided in Section 32-6-7.2.