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Idaho 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 Idaho.

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

Idaho Moped Laws for <50cc Scooters

In order to ride a moped legally in Idaho, 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 Idaho, a moped is designed as having:

  • Wheels less than 20” in diameter. 
  • A max speed of 30 mph. 
  • An engine no greater than 50cc. 

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

Learn about the differences between scooters vs. mopeds

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

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

How to Get a Idaho Moped License

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

  • Visit your local DOT office. 
  • Complete a driver’s license application. 
  • Present proof of your identity. 
  • Pass the eye exam. 
  • Pass the knowledge test. 
  • Pass a road test. 
  • Pay the licensing fees. 

Learn how to get your Idaho motorcycle license

Idaho Moped Registration & Insurance

Mopeds that meet the street-legal standards of motorcycles or motor-driven cycles can be titled and registered for on-road use. 

Mopeds can also receive OHV registration for off-highway use. 

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

Regardless of the Idaho 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 Idaho DMV office.  

Find more information about scooter and mopeds here. 

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