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Motorized bicycle (moped) license

A motorized bicycle (moped) is defined by law as a pedal bicycle with a helper motor, electric or gas-powered, capable of a maximum speed of no more than 25 miles per hour on a flat surface. A moped has a maximum displacement of less than 50 cubic centimeters (no more than 1.5 brake horsepower).

How to get a moped license
  • You must be at least 15 years old
  • Visit an MVC Agency to complete an application for a moped permit.
  • Pass the 6 point -ID requirements
  • Pay $5 examination permit fee
  • Pass the knowledge and vision tests to validate your permit. Study by reading the Driver Manual, Motorcycle Manual and Moped Manual
  • You must practice with a permit for at least 20 days before being eligible to take the road test
  • If you pass the road test, take your permit, ride slip and score sheet to an MVC Agency to receive your license and pay the $6 license fee

Possible reasons you can fail the road test
  • You lack the equipment required by state regulations
  • Have no helmet
  • Have unapproved goggles or face shield
  • Your horn cannot be heard from at least 100 feet away