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Oklahoma Moped Laws

Oklahoma Moped Laws

Moped Defintion

A moped must have fully operative pedals for propulsion by human power, an automatic transmission, and a combustion engine with a piston or rotor displacement of fifty cubic centimeters (50 cubic centimeters) or less, regardless of the number of chambers in the engine, which is capable of propelling the bicycle at a maximum design speed of not more than thirty (30) miles per hour on level ground.

Electric-assisted Bicycle Definition

An electric-assisted bicycle is any bicycle with two or three wheels and fully operative pedals for human propulsion and equipped with an electric motorwith a power output not to exceed one thousand (1,000) watts, incapable of propelling the device at a speed of more than twenty (20) miles per hour on level ground, and capable of further increasing the speed of the device when human power alone is used to propel the device at a speed of twenty (20) miles per hour or more.

An electric-assisted bicycle shall meet the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards as set forth in federal regulations and shall operate in such a manner that the electric motor disengages or ceases to function when the brakes are applied. Electric-assisted bicycles are not subject to motor vehicle liability insurance requirements only as they pertain to the operation of electric-assisted bicycles

Motorized Scooter Definition

A "motorized scooter" is any vehicle having not more than three wheels in contact with the ground, handlebars and a foot support or seat for the use of the operator, and a power source that is capable of propelling the vehicle at a maximum design speed of not more than twenty-five (25) miles per hour on level ground. If the power source is a combustion engine, has a piston or rotor displacement of thirty-five cubic centimeters (35 cu cm) or less regardless of the number of chambers in the power source. If the power source is electric, has a power output of not more than one thousand (1,000) watts.

Moped Registration and Titles

Mopeds are required to be registered. Titles are required to be applied for within thirty (30) days of obtaining ownership. Titles cost $11.00. Titles may be applied for through the Motor Vehicle Division, or at any of the over three hundred (300) motor license agencies (tag agencies) located throughout the state.Once all requirements for title issuance have been met and the transaction entered, title certificates are generated overnight at a central location and mailed out to the record owner (not the lienholder, if any) the following business day.

Moped License Requirements

Moped operators are required to have a Class A, B, C, or D license. Operators of electric assisted bicycles must also posess a valid operator's license.

Other Moped Laws

  • No person under eighteen (18) years of age shall operate or ride upon any vehicle covered under this section unless such person is equipped with and wearing on the head a crash helmet of a type which complies with standards established by the Department of Public Safety
  • The operator of a motorcycle, motor-driven cycle, motorized scooter, motorized bicycle, or electric-assisted bicycle who has attained the age of sixteen (16) years or older may carry a passenger if the vehicle has a wheel diameter of twelve (12) inches or greater and is factory-designed and equipped with either a double seating device with double foot rests or a sidecar attachment providing a separate seat space within such sidecar attachment for each person riding therein so that such person shall be seated entirely within the body of said sidecar.
  • No rider of a motorcycle, motor-driven cycle, motorized scooter, motorized bicycle, or electric-assisted bicycle shall hold to any moving vehicle for the purpose of being propelled.
  • No driver of a motorcycle, motor-driven cycle, motorized scooter, motorized bicycle, or electric-assisted bicycle shall pass other vehicles between lanes of traffic traveling in the same direction. This subsection shall not apply to the operator of an authorized emergency vehicle.
  • Mopeds cannot be operated on high speed highways or on interstate highways.
  • Mopeds must operate by all other motor vehicle laws while being operated on public roadways.

External Resources
  • Oklahoma DPS


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