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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 Mississippi.
If you already have a valid Mississippi motorcycle license, you’ll definitely be ready to ride a moped or <50cc scooter. In fact, that’s typically the safest route to go.
Mississippi Moped Laws for <50cc Scooters
In order to ride a moped legally in Mississippi, 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.
Mississippi treats mopeds pretty much the same as larger motorcycles and scooters.
For a complete list of rules and regulations regarding mopeds in Mississippi, contact your local DMV office.
Learn about the differences between scooters vs. mopeds.
Do you need a license to drive a moped in Mississippi?
In Mississippi, you will generally need a driver’s license with a motorcycle endorsement to legally ride a moped on public roads.
How to Get a Mississippi Moped License
Since Mississippi requires a driver’s license with a motorcycle endorsement to ride a moped, you’ll usually need to:
- Visit your local DPS office.
- Pass a written test.
- Pass a skills test and/or complete a Basic Rider Course.
- Pay the endorsement fee.
Learn how to get your Mississippi motorcycle license.
Mississippi Moped Registration & Insurance
You will be required to register your moped with the Mississippi DOR and carry a valid motorcycle insurance policy.
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Many of the major motorcycle insurance providers will also offer coverage for smaller bikes, scooters, and mopeds.
Regardless of the Mississippi 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 Mississippi DMV office.
Find more information about scooter and mopeds here.