Parents should review the laws of the road with their children, and stress to them that driving any vehicle on the streets comes with great responsibility. Because of the small size of mopeds, their drivers can often be more vulnerable than others on the road. The La Porte Police Department asks that drivers wear their safety equipment and operate their moped in a safe manner. To help parents and kids, here’s a little refresher on Indiana’s laws governing the use of this popular and economical mode of transportation.
A moped, or "Motorized bicycle, " is a two (2) or three (3) wheeled vehicle, that is propelled by an internal combustion engine or a battery powered motor. If it is powered by a motor, the engine must have less than two horsepower, a cylinder capacity of less than 50cc, an automatic transmission, and a maximum speed of less than 25 mph on a flat surface. Electric mopeds are only required to travel less than 25mph on a flat surface. If the moped exceeds any of these requirements, then it is considered a motorcycle. Therefore, all motorcycle laws and requirements will apply including licensing, registration and insurance coverage.
If you are purchasing a moped, check with the retailer to ensure it meets all the requirements to be classified as a moped in the State of Indiana.
Moped Licensing Information
To ride a moped, operators must be at least 15 years old, and they must possess a Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) issued license or identification card. No motorcycle license is required to operate a moped as long as it does not exceed the moped definition criteria.
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