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Nebraska 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 Nebraska.

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

Nebraska Moped Laws for <50cc Scooters

In order to ride a moped legally in Nebraska, 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 Nebraska, a moped must meet the following definitions:

  • A bicycle with fully operative pedals with a helper motor. 
  • A motor of no more than 50cc capable of no more than 2 brake horsepower. 
  • A top speed of no more than 30 mph. 

If the bike exceeds any of those definitions, it will be regarded as a motorcycle. 

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

Learn about the differences between scooters vs. mopeds

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

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

How to Get a Nebraska Moped License

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

  • Visit your local DMV office. 
  • Submit an application with proof of ID. 
  • Pass the required tests. 
  • Pay the licensing fee. 

Learn how to get your Nebraska motorcycle license

Nebraska Moped Registration & Insurance

Mopeds do not require a title and registration as long as they are equipped with pedals. 

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

Regardless of the Nebraska 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 Nebraska DMV office.  

Find more information about scooter and mopeds here. 

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