iowa laws

Discussion in 'Laws, Legislation & Emissions' started by smittrailfire, May 18, 2008.

  1. smittrailfire

    smittrailfire New Member

    are they street legal in iowa??
    it is under 50cc

    the reason im getting one is because i lost my drivers license
    will this work???

    what do you have to have if anything??

  2. loquin

    loquin Active Member

    I would suggest that you search google, using

    +statute +bicycle +motor +Iowa

    as your search phrase, to see what pops up...

    Once you find your state's bicycle statutes, (preferably at a .gov site,) search at the site itself. As you uncover pieces, copy them & paste into a document. That way, you can get am overall feel for the whole situation.

    Unfortunately, if no one has done the legwork yet, you'll probably have to.
  3. loquin

    loquin Active Member

    FYI. I used that search phrase, and in 30 seconds, found this at the Iowa League of Cities website.

    I would suggest that you search the Iowa statues to verify the info, as it did not come from the site.
    Last edited: May 18, 2008
  4. smittrailfire

    smittrailfire New Member

    from what ive read its sounds like their are legal
    do you need to reg. it??
  5. stude13

    stude13 Active Member

    probably not, wear a helmet, dont be a nuicence and you will be fine. good luck
  6. Keyman

    Keyman New Member

    I just registered here today, also from Iowa. Checked with license plate department and they gave me this phone number for rules on mb for Iowa 866-908-4636. The new laws for this year are unbelievable! A few are, headlight, tail light, brake light, license plate light, must climb a 3% grrade at 20mph but not faster than 30 on flat ground, saddle, no tandems, 2 wheels only I think no trikes, a certificate stating the vehicle meets all the Iowa rules from the manufacturer of the vehicle and a valid Iowa drivers license or moped license. However they don't care if you don't wear a helmet! Go figure. Electric has it's own set of rules one being can not go faster than 20mph and no more than 750 watts. Sorry for the bad news call them and see what they tell you.
  7. Happy Valley

    Happy Valley Active Member

    In other words DOT.

    Not good.

    I'm not in IA but I've had the hunch for a long time that DOT will be standard
    resorted to no matter where you live......and will be the undoing of the cheap, homemade MB.