Motorized Bicycles in Mississippi
There are many benefits to be had by using a motorized bicycle as your primary (or secondary) method of transportation. With rising gas prices, environmental concerns and a suffering economy, it’s no wonder more and more people are choosing them over other options.
The State of Mississippi doesn’t have any laws specifically for e-bikes, so we’ll refer to the federal laws.
Federally, an e-bike is defined as a bike that has a motor that is no bigger than 750 watts, and has a top speed of 20 MPH on level ground.
You don’t need a driver’s license to ride one, but you do need to be at least 16 years old.
In Mississippi, a moped or scooter must be tagged (with a license plate) if you want to drive it on public roadways. Although mopeds and scooters are not required to be titled through the Mississippi MVL (Motor Vehicle Licensing Bureau), you will need a title if you wish to sell them. For this reason, often times it is a good idea to get it titled while you are getting it tagged. You are not required to carry insurance.
In order to register your moped or scooter, you will need to follow many of the same procedures as you would when registering a motorcycle. You will need to bring the following to your local tax collectors office:
- A manufacturer’s certificate of origin, or original title if you bought it used.
- A bill of sale.
- A current odometer reading.
- Money to pay for the registration fee.
In general, mopeds are treated the same as motorcycles in Mississippi, so the laws that apply to motorcycles also apply to mopeds. You need a special endorsement on your driver’s license, and all riders must wear a helmet at all times.
We suggest that you contact your local MVL if you have additional questions about the laws in Mississippi.
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