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Jul 14, 2009 7:23 AM CST Mopeds and Scooters
PeachesandRay
PeachesandRayPeachesandRayConcord, North Carolina USA91 Threads 1 Polls 1,830 Posts
Since moving to NC 2 years ago, I've noticed people riding mopeds and scooters on the roads without a license plate on them and have been told they are not required.
Shortly after moving down here, I sent an email to the Fish and Game office asking if I had to register my 12' canoe if I used a trolling motor on it. Now understand that this motor needs to be connected to a 12 volt battery to operate and does not use gas.
I was told yes, I do have to register it if I intend to use a motor on it.

Now then, a scooter or moped can get up to 35 - 45 mph. An electric motor on a canoe I may hit 5, maybe 8 mph.


Anyways, on to the main part of this thread. Being from NH, if someone loses their drivers license due to a DWI, they cannot operate any type of motorized vehicle. This includes operating any type of RV (4 wheelers and even boats) off private property

Here in NC, if someone loses their license due to a DWI, they can still hop onto a moped or scooter and take off down the road. I'm not talking about a little backroad, I'm talking about a major city road with heavy traffic.
How is a person being punished by losing their license if they are able to hop onto a moped/scooter to get around? In NH, they would be fined for operating a motor vehicle after suspension.
Down here, they are called liquorcycles
confused
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Jul 14, 2009 1:35 PM CST Mopeds and Scooters
webbs
webbswebbsLexington, Michigan USA3 Threads 384 Posts
In Michigan if you don't have the scooter registered or licensed (depending on how fast it can go) you are riding illegally. If you don't have a license you can't operate a scooter. If you have a scooter that goes faster than 30 mph it has to be registered and licensed as a motorcycle and you have to have a motorcycle endorsement to ride it legally. If you don't have a license because it was suspended then you can't legally ride a scooter no matter how fast it goes. However not everybody drives cars legally and so it would stand to reason that not everybody rides a scooter legally. I personally know of know 2 people who ride illegally at this time.
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Jul 14, 2009 1:40 PM CST Mopeds and Scooters
bodleing
bodleingbodleingGreater Manchester, England UK270 Threads 9 Polls 18,384 Posts
PeachesandRay: Since moving to NC 2 years ago, I've noticed people riding mopeds and scooters on the roads without a license plate on them and have been told they are not required.
Shortly after moving down here, I sent an email to the Fish and Game office asking if I had to register my 12' canoe if I used a trolling motor on it. Now understand that this motor needs to be connected to a 12 volt battery to operate and does not use gas.
I was told yes, I do have to register it if I intend to use a motor on it.

Now then, a scooter or moped can get up to 35 - 45 mph. An electric motor on a canoe I may hit 5, maybe 8 mph.Anyways, on to the main part of this thread. Being from NH, if someone loses their drivers license due to a DWI, they cannot operate any type of motorized vehicle. This includes operating any type of RV (4 wheelers and even boats) off private property

Here in NC, if someone loses their license due to a DWI, they can still hop onto a moped or scooter and take off down the road. I'm not talking about a little backroad, I'm talking about a major city road with heavy traffic.
How is a person being punished by losing their license if they are able to hop onto a moped/scooter to get around? In NH, they would be fined for operating a motor vehicle after suspension.
Down here, they are called liquorcycles


I would have thought being seen in public on a moped

is punishment enough.







laugh
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Jul 14, 2009 2:12 PM CST Mopeds and Scooters
cameraman
cameramancameramanSt. Petersburg, Florida USA36 Threads 23 Polls 3,325 Posts
Liquorcycles... I like that... Or do I??? That's why I got me one... Or do I???
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Jul 14, 2009 2:20 PM CST Mopeds and Scooters
bodleing: I would have thought being seen in public on a moped

is punishment enough.

motorcycle
giggle
hmmm
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Jul 14, 2009 2:20 PM CST Mopeds and Scooters
Bellysgonnagetya
BellysgonnagetyaBellysgonnagetyaDundalk, Louth Ireland165 Threads 2 Polls 2,225 Posts
PeachesandRay: Since moving to NC 2 years ago, I've noticed people riding mopeds and scooters on the roads without a license plate on them and have been told they are not required.
Shortly after moving down here, I sent an email to the Fish and Game office asking if I had to register my 12' canoe if I used a trolling motor on it. Now understand that this motor needs to be connected to a 12 volt battery to operate and does not use gas.
I was told yes, I do have to register it if I intend to use a motor on it.

Now then, a scooter or moped can get up to 35 - 45 mph. An electric motor on a canoe I may hit 5, maybe 8 mph.Anyways, on to the main part of this thread. Being from NH, if someone loses their drivers license due to a DWI, they cannot operate any type of motorized vehicle. This includes operating any type of RV (4 wheelers and even boats) off private property

Here in NC, if someone loses their license due to a DWI, they can still hop onto a moped or scooter and take off down the road. I'm not talking about a little backroad, I'm talking about a major city road with heavy traffic.
How is a person being punished by losing their license if they are able to hop onto a moped/scooter to get around? In NH, they would be fined for operating a motor vehicle after suspension.
Down here, they are called liquorcycles


Might move to n c, sounds like bandit countrylaugh
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