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Unlicensed Scooters Cause Controversy in Evansville, Indiana

Last week, we made a case for for why 50cc scooters should be held to the same licensing requirements as larger scooters and motorcycles. For the people of Evansville, Indiana the issue isn’t hypothetical. Because of lax state requirements, 50cc scooters can be operated without a driver’s license, and without registration or insurance. This has caused a bloom of small scooters in Evansville being operated by many people who, to put it kindly, aren’t taking their scooter ownership very seriously.

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Opinion: Should the 50cc License Gap Close?

In many places around the world, there are two classes of scooters: those below 50cc and those above 50cc. For scooters and mopeds below 50cc that meet certain other standards (such as making less than 2 hp or being capable of only 34 mph) owners aren’t required to get a separate motorcycle endorsement on their drivers license to operate these vehicles on the road. In some places, these sub-50cc bikes don’t even have to be titled or registered.

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