According to federal law, a moped is defined as a motorized bicycle that has a cylinder capacity of not more than 50cc, an automatic transmission, and a maximum design speed of no more than 30 miles per hour.
In most states, riders must be at least 16 years old to operate a moped. Some states require a special license or permit, while others allow the use of a standard driver’s license. Additionally, many states require riders to wear a helmet while operating a moped.
Mopeds must also be registered and titled with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in the state where they will be operated. Owners must provide proof of insurance and pay any required registration fees.
Furthermore, it is important to note that certain states have specific requirements for mopeds, such as requiring rearview mirrors, turn signals, or a certain amount of reflectors. It is important for riders to familiarize themselves with their state’s requirements before operating a moped on the road.