I was stopped for speeding on a moped

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by getomaan, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. getomaan

    getomaan New Member

    Here in Beaufort I was pulled over today for speeding. I ride a peace sport 50cc moped. According to the officer he stated that mopeds can not go over 25mph, but mine came straight out of the box w/ no modifaction it can do 40-45mph on leval groung but no more. I think we might need to contact our local state reps and have the speed raised. If i travel and 25mph I feel that I'm going to be road kill. It just seems safer to be able to traffic with in the posted municpal speed limits.
     

  2. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    Getomaan. Your post brings back memories of "The Great Santini" at MCAS Beaufort.
    Your Peace Sport is a scooter, with no pedals?
    You could ride it 30mph in TX, without a motorcycle license.
    Every state is different.
     
  3. RdKryton

    RdKryton Active Member

    Hi getomaan. Welcome to MBc.
    Sorry to hear about your trouble.
    Please tell us a little about yourself since this is the intro forum.
    I will move this thread to the MotoredBiking Laws & Legislation forum where I think it's fits better after you make an intro post. We like to get to know a little about the people we talk to here. Thanks
    Jim
     
  4. getomaan

    getomaan New Member

    Sorry, new to this forum. I spent 10 1/2 yrs in the Marine and the 16yrs as a LEO working on Hilton head. I've been riding for several years and Love the feel of the open roads. My last bike was a 1943 Indian. Great bike until it met it's fate with a maple tree. That is another story. But back to my peace sport, I know it's a scooter it has no pedals. My question is that I've been researching some other states laws. I have been seeing a trend some states have a different listing with reguards to mopeds, motor scooters, scooter and motorcycles. For the most part my peace sport falls between a moped and a motor scooter do to the facts the one it has no pedals and that its max speed is 37-40+ mph.
     
  5. RdKryton

    RdKryton Active Member

    It is unfortunate that all the states have different regs. Here in Pennsylvania if it doesn't have pedals it's classified as a motorcycle. Anyway welcome to the forum.

    Jim
     
  6. Sam

    Sam New Member

    Hello wheelbender6,

    I live in Texas and have been wondering about scooter law. Can you point me to document/link for the 30mph w/o a motorcycle license as you stated above?
    What about registration and insurance?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  7. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    Sam - You might find it in this thread.
    http://www.motoredbikes.com/showthread.php?t=15421
    There are many Texas threads in the Law subforum.
    The laws are much clearer and consistent for a manufactured moped or 50cc scooter (that comes with a COI so you can title it), than for motorized kit bikes.
     
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2010
  8. Sam

    Sam New Member

    Thanks. I read that thread many times but could not find any thing related to riding a 49cc (Peace Sport) w/o a motorcycle license.

    Did I miss it? If so can you (or someone else) tell me where it is.
     
  9. Stan4d

    Stan4d Banned

    You might try posting your question in that thread instead of hijacking getos introduction thread.
     
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