Georgia Laws for Mopeds Greather Than 50cc

If your moped’s engine is 50cc or less, Georgia moped laws do not require you to have a Class M license. Small mopeds are exempt from the regular licensing and registration/tag rules.

The DDS does provide a few specific rules you’ll still need to follow in order to legally operate a moped 50cc or less.

  • You have to at least 15 years old and carry your driver’s license or permit on you while operating the moped.
  • You have to wear a motorcycle helmet.
  • You have to obey the same traffic rules that other motor vehicles follow.
  • You cannot ride on roadways where the minimum speed limit is greather than 35 mph.

Safety First: Take a Moped Training Course

Regardless of the size of your moped or your desired method of obtaining your Class M (if applicable), it’s highly advisable to take a basic motorcycle riders course, such as with the Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program (GMSP). Inexperience and poor skills are some of the main contributing factors to moped accidents; taking a moped safety/skills course could greatly reduce your risks.

Apart from Georgia moped laws, you’ll learn how to properly turn and brake the moped, how to safely maneuver it, how to negotiate traffic situations, and what protective gear to wear, among other important topics. To learn more about the GMSP, you can contact the Atlanta DDS at 678-413-8400.

Jason R. Schultz
Helping Georgia area residents with car accident, medical malpractice, and personal injury claims since 1991.