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Georgia Moped License & Registration (50cc Scooters)


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If you’ve got a short commute or need a fun, convenient way to get around town, mopeds are an excellent choice. 

They’re easy to ride, have great gas mileage, and are affordable to purchase and maintain. 

This page will cover the basic requirements for riding a moped in Georgia.

If you already have a valid Georgia motorcycle license, you’ll definitely be ready to ride a moped or <50cc scooter. In fact, that’s typically the safest route to go. 

Georgia Moped Laws for <50cc Scooters

In order to ride a moped legally in Georgia, you’ll need to be sure to follow the rules and regulations. Failing to do so could result in traffic tickets, fines, or a suspended license. 

In Georgia a moped is defined as a motor-driven cycle with an engine of no more than 50cc. 

All riders must be at least 15 years old with a valid license or permit. 

All riders must also wear a DOT motorcycle helmet. 

Mopeds are not allowed to be driven on limited access highways or roads with a posted speed limit over 35 mph. 

For a complete list of rules and regulations regarding mopeds in Georgia, contact your local DMV office. 

Learn about the differences between scooters vs. mopeds

Do you need a license to drive a moped in Georgia?

In Georgia, you will generally need a standard driver’s license to legally ride a moped on public roads. 

How to Get a Georgia Moped License

Since Georgia requires a driver’s license to ride a moped, you’ll usually need to:

  • Be at least 15 years old. 
  • Visit a GA DDS driver’s license office. 
  • Submit an application. 
  • Provide proof of ID and address.
  • Pass any required tests. 
  • Pay the application fee.

Learn how to get your Georgia motorcycle license

Georgia Moped Registration & Insurance

Title and tags are not required for mopeds in Georgia. 

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Many of the major motorcycle insurance providers will also offer coverage for smaller bikes, scooters, and mopeds. 

Regardless of the Georgia requirements, it’s always a smart idea to have insurance coverage when you ride any type of vehicle on public roads. 

Be sure to compare quotes from a few different providers to get the best rates. 

Learn more about moped insurance.

Note that some cities and local jurisdictions may have additional regulations for moped riders. (i.e. roadway restrictions, registration requirements, etc.). Be sure to check with your local Department of Motor Vehicles/authorities to make sure you and your moped are street legal.

For official information, up-to-date fees, and instructions, please contact your local county Georgia DMV office.  

Find more information about scooter and mopeds here. 

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