Do You Need a License to Ride a Moped?


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In most states, riders are required to possess a valid driver's license to legally operate a moped. In certain states, like Alabama, riders must also have a motorcycle endorsement, although most states only require a driver's license, assuming the moped's engine is 50cc or less.

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Each state has its own laws governing mopeds, and riders must ensure they are familiar with their local laws before driving one. In general, states fall into three categories: those that require no license at all to drive a moped, those that require a basic driver's license, and those that require a driver's license plus motorcycle endorsement.

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