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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 Oklahoma.
If you already have a valid Oklahoma motorcycle license, you’ll definitely be ready to ride a moped or <50cc scooter. In fact, that’s typically the safest route to go.
Oklahoma Moped Laws for <50cc Scooters
In order to ride a moped legally in Oklahoma, 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.
Oklahoma mopeds are defined as having:
- Pedals for human propulsion.
- An automatic transmission.
- An engine no larger than 50cc.
- A top speed of no faster than 30 mph on level ground.
Riders under 18 years old are required to wear a helmet at all times.
Mopeds are prohibited from riding on high speed roads and interstate highways.
For a complete list of rules and regulations regarding mopeds in Oklahoma, contact your local DMV office.
Learn about the differences between scooters vs. mopeds.
Do you need a license to drive a moped in Oklahoma?
In Oklahoma, you will generally need a valid driver’s license to legally ride a moped on public roads.
How to Get a Oklahoma Moped License
Since Oklahoma requires a driver’s license to ride a moped, you’ll usually need to:
- Visit your local DPS office.
- Complete a driver’s license application and provide proof of ID.
- Pass the required tests.
- Pay the licensing fee.
Learn how to get your Oklahoma motorcycle license.
Oklahoma Moped Registration & Insurance
A registration and title may be required for your moped to keep it street legal. Check with your local MVD office.
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Many of the major motorcycle insurance providers will also offer coverage for smaller bikes, scooters, and mopeds.
Regardless of the Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma DMV office.
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