Scooter Law Stronger in Indiana but Still No Insurance Requirement

March 31, 2014

Drivers of motorized scooters in Indiana will face tighter regulations under a measure signed into law by Gov. Mike Pence, although an insurance requirement is not among them.

The new law will require scooter operators to obtain license plates from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, have valid state ID and pass a road sign test. The new rules take effect in January.

Some legislators and police agencies have pushed for years for additional scooter regulations, although the new law won’t require that scooter drivers have insurance as many had sought.

Evansville police Sgt. Jason Cullum tells the Evansville Courier & Press the changes will have a positive impact.

The law keeps the minimum age to operate scooters at 15, while raising their maximum speed to 35 mph and banning them from interstates.

 

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  • April 28, 2014 at 9:36 am
    Zombie says:
    It's all about the money. The government and the cops want a cut.
  • April 1, 2014 at 12:40 pm
    John McCluskey says:
    Does this mean that all grocery store scooters now have to be registered? I can see Paul Blart on his Segway chasing the granny down aisle 5 with the license plate NT INSD.
  • April 1, 2014 at 11:54 am
    John McCluskey says:
    So does this mean that all the motorized scooters in the grocery stores are going to have to have plates on them? There goes mall cop on his Segway chasing after granny in ai... read more
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