Saturday, August 04, 2007
Mopeds
Q: My husband has a 49cc mini bike given to him by his sister. She told him he did not need a plate or a motorcycle license for it; it only goes (on a flat surface with no wind) maybe 30 mph, but it does have to be shifted. Are there any real rules, or not? Everyone we ask has a different answer.

A: Indiana Code 9-21-11 covers Mopeds. In short, persons under 18 must wear a helmet, and standard road rules apply to mopeds as well: A motorized bicycle may not be operated under any of the following conditions:
(1) By a person less than fifteen (15) years of age.
(2) By a person who has not obtained an identification card under IC 9-24, a permit under IC 9-24, an operator's license under IC 9-24, a chauffeur's license under IC 9-24, or a public passenger chauffeur's license under IC 9-24.
(3) On an interstate highway or a sidewalk.
(4) At a speed greater than twenty-five (25) miles per hour.

This type of bike is not required to be plated if under 50 cc.

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