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  • Scooters, Mopeds, Etc... in Rhode Island

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    Mopeds and Scooters

    Definition of a Moped

    • Has 2 wheels
    • Must have cylinder capacity of less than 50 cubic centimeters
    • Cannot exceed 30 miles per hour on a flat surface
    • May be propelled either by human power, motor power or both. This typically encompasses motorized bicycles (with pedals).

    Definition of a Scooter

    • Must have cylinder capacity of less than 50 cubic centimeters
    • Cannot exceed 30 miles per hour on a flat surface

    Moped and Scooter Registration

    Yes, you don't need a motorcycle license to ride a moped or scooter, which saves a lot of time. However, you still need to register the vehicle with DMV. To do so, bring the appropriate materials to a DMV branch that handles new registration.

    Materials If You Have Bought from a Dealer

    You may need to:

    • Complete an Application for Registration and Title Certificate.
    • Provide proof of insurance
    • Provide a Dealer sales tax form
    • Provide either a Manufacturer's Statement of Origin (MSO), Rhode Island driver's license, or VIN check if the dealer is out-of-state

    Materials If You Have Bought from a Private Party

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