I heard on the news tonight that Massachusetts is very close to passing regulations on pocketbikes. The last step if for the Govenor to sign the regulations. From what i heard the regulations will include: operator must be at least 16 yrs old, have a valid drivers license, not operate after dark, not go over 20 MPH, not drive on side walks or bike paths, have turn signals. It sounds like pocketbikes will regulated much like a full size motorcycle as far as safety equipment and rules of the road. My .02 on it, i think this is great. They are basically small motorcycles and should be regulated as such. If parents buy them for their kids let them stay on their property with them and supervise their use. If adults want to ride them they should do so responsibly. I am sick of seeing the bikes darting in and out of traffic with total disregard for other drivers. I have never seen them on a sidewalk but common sense says that they should not be there anyway. I guess that's it.