Joined: 31 Jul 2003
Location: St. Vital
| Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2005 12:44 pm
|In Manitoba, the license you need to ride a "scooter" depends on the legal classification of the specific scooter make/model.
Some scooters are considered motorcycles and do require a class 6 (motorcycle) license. Other scooters are considered mopeds under the law and require only a valid class 5 (regular car) license.
The legal distinction between a motorcycle and a moped is made based on two primary characteristics:
1. The engine size (under 50cc to qualify as a moped) and
2. The top/maximum speed the bike is capable of (up to, but not exceeding 50km/hr to qualify as a moped).
To qualify as a moped in Manitoba the scooter doesn't have to be equipped with pedals.
Always check with your vendor/dealer or the Department of Driver and Vehicle Licensing (http://www.gov.mb.ca/tgs/ddvl) before assuming the scooter you are buying does not require a motorcycle license.