Arkansas Scooter Laws

Get to Know the Scooter Laws in Arkansas

This page is about Arkansas scooter laws and the Arkansas motorcycle endorsement regulations you need to know.

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Arkansas scooter laws logoEach state is different, so don't assume that because Connecticut doesn't require licensing of scooters 50cc and smaller, that Arkansas doesn't either. This page will give you a brief introduction and overview of the motor scooter laws for Arkansas. Then, at the end of the page, you'll find a link for more detailed information on the Arkansas scooter laws.

Please remember: The info here and on the individual state pages is only a guideline. Laws are subject to change. It's your responsibility to know what the law is in your own state.

In terms of the motorcycle endorsement I mentioned above, what that means is that in addition to a driver's license (which is almost always going to be a prerequisite to getting a motor scooter license), you get an add-on endorsement to that license that allows you to drive a motorcycle or other 2-wheeled motorized vehicle like a gas scooter.

So, for instance, I got my motorcycle endorsement in Idaho by driving a 125cc scooter. But I could now go out and buy a big-a** Harley Davidson and ride that too if I wanted. (Not that I could handle a Harley with my little short legs and diminutive frame... but still, you know what I mean, right?)

Overview of Arkansas Scooter Laws

Is a scooter driver's license required? Yes, or a certificate (see below)

Is there a limitation as to size of scooter and license? Yes, scooters with engines of more than 50cc up to 250cc are classified as motor-driven cycles, but are still treated as motorcycles & require the motorcycle endorsement (which is called a class MD driver's license). Scooters of 50cc or less are considered motorized bicycles and require a motorized bicycle certificate.

If a license is required, how do you get it? Do you need to take a written test? What about a skills test? A written test is always required. A skills test may be waived upon successful completion of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Riders Course within 90 days prior to application for the license or certificate.

Is there any requirement for a skills class? Not required, but recommended.

Does the scooter have to be registered? Not sure

Is scooter insurance required? Not sure

Is there a yearly inspection regulation? Not sure

Anything else you should know? Class MD licenses are issued to people age 14 or older. Motorized bicycle certificates can be issued to kids as young as age 10.

For more information on Arkansas scooter laws and the motor scooter licensing regulations, visit: Arkansas Driver Services (Maybe you'll have more luck finding info than I did there!)

If anyone can fill me in on missing info on this page, please use the contact form to share your knowledge!

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