Demotte, IN asked in DUI / DWI, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Indiana

Q: What is the rules on driving a moped in Indiana?

Like I head people who lost there licence can drive mopeds still I tryed looking it up online but im getting mixed results saying you need a licence or a moped license or even just an ID. I currently do not have my licence do to anxiety driving with someone so after i heard about this i thaught maybe i can drive one of them instead im 18 years old and have my drivers permit still thats my ID basicly. I also heard the engine has to be 50cc or lower and that the moped has to be plated but idk for sure so many mixed answers online and idk which website to lisson to i just want aomething to drive without a deivers licence and not a petal bike cus i like in the country and that would take to long.

1 Lawyer Answer
Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: Your local license branch can walk you through the process. The following is from AAA's digest or motoring laws and seems accurate:

Owners of mopeds or scooters with engines smaller than 50 cubic centimeters must apply for a registration. Such mopeds or scooters will receive license plates.

Operators of owners of mopeds or scooters must apply for one of three license endorsements. For mopeds with engines smaller than 50 cubic centimeters, a driver must be 15 years old or older and apply for an MDC – Class B endorsement. For other mopeds, a driver must have an MDC – Class A license. A driver with a motorcycle endorsement on their license may operate any moped.

Persons under 18 must wear protective headgear and goggles.

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