I Live In The State Of Kansas, I have A I-Scooter and was stopped and ticketed for not having a Driver's License. The fastest My I-Scooter goes is 30miles per hour? And Reading the different web pages, some say No, I do not need a driver's license just to be Registered. And some web pages say Yes, I need A Motorcylce License and/or Driver's License. My I-Scooter Is only A 49cc motor? Please help me understand this Law, because It Twists A Persons Fate or Truth Or Error!
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Kansas
Going to different web pages, and Other people saying I do Not! I do drive a Hwy 7 not very busy except at certain hours, which would be alot later than I would be out with the I-Scooter.
Hello,Thank you for the information and your question. The best source of information is the State themselves. That would be the Department of Revenue which is the Kansas Department in charge of driver license. In any event, if your I-Scooter qualifies as a Moped under the law, then you still need a Moped license. However, that only requires that you provide acceptable proof of identity, pass a vision test and written test.This is how the State defines a moped:Every device having two tandem wheels or three wheels, which may be propelled by either human power or helper motor, or by both, and which has - A motor which produces not more than 3.5 brake horsepower; a cylinder capacity of not more than 130 cubic centimeters; an automatic transmission; and the capability of a maximum design speed of no more than 30 miles per hour. Your local County Treasurer will classify your motorcycle or motorized bicycle when your vehicle tag is obtained. For Driver's License testing purposes, the vehicle tag will be the determining factor.If you I-Scooter does not meet that definition, then it is considered a motorcycle and you must have a motorcycle endorsement on your DL which requires a driving test on a motorcycle. You can find this information at: http://www.ksrevenue.org/faqs-dmvdl.htmlSo, the long and short of it is that you need the Moped license which does not require a driving test as long as your scooter fits in the definition I provided. If the scooter has more cc's or otherwise is more than what is described in the definition, you have what the State calls a motorcycle and you must actually have a full DL with motorcycle endorsement.
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