Scooters, Mopeds, Etc... in Georgia

On this page, we’ll find out how Georgia defines scooters, mopeds, motorbikes, and other motor-driven cycles and look at what kind of license you need to apply for with the GA Department of Driver Services (DDS) to ride these vehicles.

Georgia Mopeds

Georgia defines a moped as any motor-driven cycle with an engine displacement of no more than 50 cc.

To operate a moped in Georgia you:

Georgia requires you to follow the same traffic laws all other motor vehicle drivers must obey, noting especially that:

  • You must wear a motorcycle helmet compliant with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
  • You CANNOT operate your moped on limited access highways or any roadways that have a minimum speed limit over 35 mph.

Refer to both the Florida Motorcycle Operator’s Manual and the Driver’s Manual for details about motor-driven cycle safety tips and traffic laws.

Scooters, Motorbikes, & Mini-Bikes in GA

Georgia classifies any motor-driven cycle that meets the following criteria as a motorcycle, which can include motor scooters, motorbikes, and mini-bikes:

  • Has a seat or saddle for the rider.
  • Travels on 3 wheels at most when in contact with the ground.
  • Has an engine displacement of greater than 51 cc.

To legally ride a scooter, mini-bike, or motorbike, you must:

Similar to moped operators, people who operate scooters, motorbikes, and mini-bikes must obey the same traffic and safety laws as other Georgia drivers. Study Georgia’s Motorcycle Operator’s Manual and Driver’s Manual for details.

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