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Tell me something about scooters and scooter laws. - March 13, 2012, 06:19 PM

Is it still true that under 50cc do not need to be registered or insured in DC/VA/MD?

Where can I look up laws governing scooters?

Who will admit to riding one? haha

I found another thread indicating that scooters are now considered motorcycles if driver over 35mph - but this only applies to Fairfax.
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March 13, 2012, 06:36 PM

I looked it up a about 3 yrs ago when I got my lisc suspended.
you dont need registered, MC lisc, or insurance for:
49cc's or less
doesnt go above 35mph (VA, not limited by city)
you can't have lost your driving privilages


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March 13, 2012, 06:53 PM

Can only be rode on public streets or private property.
Must follow the same laws as bikes and/or motor vehicles on public streets
No highway use
Helmet required.
No registration, insurance, or title required


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March 13, 2012, 07:11 PM

The VA 35mph thing is weird. If you are riding under 35, it is a moped. As soon as you hit 35, it is a motorcycle. So, you can get hassled if you are flying on a 50cc. But if it is parked with no tags, etc, they can't say shit.


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March 13, 2012, 07:44 PM

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I miss riding my moped .. they are stolen like bicycles in DC so be careful of that .. laws are all stated above


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They can only be ridden in fare weather.
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They can only be ridden in fare weather.
why?


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Just a fare weather ride joke. It failed
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Just a fare weather ride joke. It failed
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March 13, 2012, 10:41 PM

In VA, it was not long ago that the 35 MPH clause was added. Especially on the gnarly 2 strokes, people were installing 70cc kits, taking out restrictors, and going 50 mph or more. And it is hard to gauge the "displacement" of an electric moped anyway. Around that time, they increased the minimum age of ridership to 16 (no license required, though. No inspections either. As Dimes said, no highways- and helmets are required.
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and you can still get a DUI on one? Is it also true you can get a DUI while riding a bicycle?


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As soon as you hit 35, it is a motorcycle.
And when you hit 88 mph, you are gonna see some serious shit.


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