This page is about Louisiana scooter laws and the Louisiana motorcycle endorsement regulations you need to know.
Each state is different, so don't assume that because Connecticut doesn't require licensing of scooters 50cc and smaller, that Louisiana doesn't either. This page will give you a brief introduction and overview of the motor scooter laws for Louisiana. Then, at the end of the page, you'll find a link for more detailed information on the Louisiana scooter laws.
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?)
Is a scooter driver's license required? Yes, a motorcycle endorsement is required in addition to a driver's license or learner's permit.
Is there a limitation as to size of scooter and license? The driver of any motorcycle, motor driven cycle (which includes motor scooters) or motorized bicycle (moped), in excess of 5 horsepower, regardless of maximum speed, or size of motor or ability to pedal manually must have the endorsement.
If a license is required, how do you get it? Do you need to take a written test? What about a skills test? You must take and pass a written test with a score of 80% or better, plus either take the skills course (and pass it) or take a skills test.
Is there any requirement for a skills class? It is highly recommended, but not required.
Does the scooter have to be registered? Yes, if you plan to operate it on the road.
Is scooter insurance required? Yes
Is there a yearly inspection regulation? Yes, plus if you live in the parishes of East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Ascension, Livingston and Iberville, you will need additional emissions testing.
Anything else you should know? Kids 15 or 16 can only drive their scooters within 3 miles of home.
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