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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.

Mopeds

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.

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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.

Scooters

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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