Scooters, Mopeds, Etc... in Arizona

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Mopeds and scooters are certainly popular forms of transportation in Arizona, so let's take a quick look at these vehicles.


According to state lawmakers, a moped is a bicycle with a helper motor that has a piston displacement of 50 cc or less, a maximum 1.5 hp brake horsepower or less, and a maximum speed of 25 MPH on a flat surface.

Mopeds need to be registered, but not titled, at a Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) branch office. (For proper registration procedures, see our registration section.)

Place your registration decal on the front of the moped.


Moped drivers need financial responsibility coverage (insurance) of at least:

  • $15,000 bodily injury liability for one person.
  • $30,000 bodily injury liability for two or more persons.
  • $10,000 property damage liability.


Depending on its makeup, a scooter could be categorized as a motorcycle, a moped, or even a motorized bicycle. It's important to know where your vehicle falls under these categories, because different rules and procedures apply to each category.

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