Mopeds

MOPEDS
“Moped” means either a motorized bicycle whose frame design may include one (1) or more horizontal crossbars supporting a fuel tank so long as it also has pedals, or a motorized bicycle with a step-through type frame which may or may not have pedals, rated no more than two (2) brake horsepower, a cylinder capacity not exceeding fifty (50) cubic centimeters, an automatic transmission not requiring clutching or shifting by the operator after the drive system is engaged, and capable of a maximum speed of not more than thirty (30) miles per hour.

First time applicants for a moped license must be at least 16 years old and complete a driver license application. You will only be required to pass the general knowledge and vision tests to be issued a moped license. A skills test and permit are not required. Persons already having a valid operator’s license or permit do not have to apply for a moped license.

OPERATION
Mopeds are a little more complicated to ride and operate than bicycles, but considerably simpler than motorcycles. Familiarity with controls can be learned by operating the vehicle in a parking lot or other off-street area.

Since mopeds are not easily seen in the traffic flow, it is vital that the operator surround himself with as large a “space cushion” as possible. Riding with the headlight on and bike flags will help others see you.

Moped operators are not required to wear helmets or eye-protection devices, but they are strongly recommended.

Mopeds CANNOT be operated on limited-access highways where the minimum speed is more than thirty (30) miles per hour.

*** MOPEDS ARE NOT ALLOWED OR USED IN ANY KMP COURSES ***