Do I need a motorcycle endorsement to ride a scooter in Florida?

I'm getting a scooter with a 49cc motor, and I'm wondering if I will need a motorcycle endorsement on my drivers license to ride this size scooter?

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Feb 16, 2012
Florida Scooter Endorsements
by: Anonymous

I have a 50cc VIP Future Champion that I use to ride to and from work in Florida. As of this time, anything 50cc or smaller does not require a motorcycle endorsement, but anything above 50cc does require it. You only need a valid drivers license to operate a 50cc in Florida and insurance is not mandatory at that displacement size. If you have a larger scooter, then yes, you will have to get an endorsement to ride it legally. The endorsement is obtained by taking a basic riders safety course and runs around $190.00 plus the cost to add the endorsement to your license, which I believe is about $7.00.

Oct 26, 2010
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