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Do you need a driving license to ride a scooter/moped?

Hi everyone! Do you need a driving license to ride the scooter like that in Geneva and France?

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Old 14.04.2014, 21:34
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Re: Do you need a driving license to ride a scooter/moped?

Is that some random scooter or do you have a specific question?

Yes, you need a licence. What licence you need depends on the scooter.
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Re: Do you need a driving license to ride a scooter/moped?

That's just a random scooter with a motor. I need something similar that I can ride at the speed of 40-60 km/h, no more.
Where can I find the information about the license I need for different types of scooters?
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Old 14.04.2014, 21:49
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Re: Do you need a driving license to ride a scooter/moped?

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Is that some random scooter or do you have a specific question?

Yes, you need a licence. What licence you need depends on the scooter.
That is probably the cheapest vfm scooter you can buy here ...... recommended by farmers, everywhere.

http://www.landi.ch/laden/deu/sortim...-125-15506?c=0

If you sniff the saddle, you can still get a whiff of Brigit Bardot, when she sat on it side-saddle.

Catergories here: http://www.fuehrerausweise.ch/asa-se...head=1&canton=
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Old 14.04.2014, 21:59
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Re: Do you need a driving license to ride a scooter/moped?

http://www.fuehrerausweise.ch/asa-se...head=1&canton=
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Re: Do you need a driving license to ride a scooter/moped?

Here you go, you can brush up your french at the same time;
http://lepermisdeconduire.ch/

As far as I remember from my sons having mopeds.... the non-driving licence ones are restricted as to what speed they'll do (pretty sure it's less than 40-60kph) and you'll need insurance.
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Old 14.04.2014, 22:09
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Re: Do you need a driving license to ride a scooter/moped?

Things may well have changed- but when I was a teenager in the 60s- we all had VéloSolex mopeds (from age 14) without licence- but the max speed (officially- we did know how to tamper with them...) was 30km/hour. Nowadays you'll also need to wear a helmet, we didn't then.
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Here you go, you can brush up your french at the same time;
http://lepermisdeconduire.ch/

As far as I remember from my sons having mopeds.... the non-driving licence ones are restricted as to what speed they'll do (pretty sure it's less than 40-60kph) and you'll need insurance.
My 14yr. old daughter has a 50cc Puch Maxi - you need a licence (theory test only) for that ..... and liability insurance.
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Old 14.04.2014, 22:13
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Re: Do you need a driving license to ride a scooter/moped?

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Things may well have changed- but when I was a teenager in the 60s- we all had VéloSolex mopeds (from age 14) without licence- but the max speed (officially- we did know how to tamper with them...) was 30km/hour. Nowadays you'll also need to wear a helmet, we didn't then.
Yep .... things have changed.
Anyway, they're not mopeds, just weird French pushbikes with a motor and rubber wheel glued to the front mudguard (and still used to pace make that bicycle track race with the funny name - Kirin, or something)
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Re: Do you need a driving license to ride a scooter/moped?

Sorry to resurrect such an old thread, dear bike riders.

I am having trouble figuring out the categories of license I need for Mopeds and what engine sizes are covered.

I have a Swiss car license Cat. B

I am thinking of getting a 50cc scooter for those lazy days where I need to pop to the shops. Would I be able to use my current license? Or like in the UK would I need to have a CBT equivalent as well ? (A new law for driving licenses acquired after 01.2001)

Also thinking of taking the CBT in the UK, and would that be valid here?

Thanks T
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Re: Do you need a driving license to ride a scooter/moped?

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Also thinking of taking the CBT in the UK, and would that be valid here?

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Re: Do you need a driving license to ride a scooter/moped?

Moped up to 125 you require a license A1. If you have a car license you need to do 8 hrs with an instructor but no test. Over 125 requires 16 hrs an a test for an A license.
For a mofa with pedals if you are over 16 then no license is required.
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Old 10.05.2016, 18:16
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Re: Do you need a driving license to ride a scooter/moped?

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Moped up to 125 you require a license A1. If you have a car license you need to do 8 hrs with an instructor but no test. Over 125 requires 16 hrs an a test for an A license.
For a mofa with pedals if you are over 16 then no license is required.
Moped and mofa are the same thing.

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Re: Do you need a driving license to ride a scooter/moped?

No a mofa is specific to the bike with a very small motor and pedals that the kids all ride.
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Old 10.05.2016, 19:06
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Re: Do you need a driving license to ride a scooter/moped?

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No a mofa is specific to the bike with a very small motor and pedals that the kids all ride.
And so is a moped.

Mofa is Swiss-German, Moped is English, same thing.

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Re: Do you need a driving license to ride a scooter/moped?

Sorry but you are wrong. In Switzerland at 14 you can do a mofa license. This is specifically for the small pedal bike you see them all riding.
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Re: Do you need a driving license to ride a scooter/moped?

You will note that a mofa has a small yellow number plate and there is no requirement for insurance.
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Old 10.05.2016, 19:28
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Sorry but you are wrong. In Switzerland at 14 you can do a mofa license. This is specifically for the small pedal bike you see them all riding.
Yep my son has had one of those since he was 14 and we would call that a moped where I come from. We don't use mofa in English.
A moped is basically a bicycle with a small engine and pedals which doesn't go very fast and needs pedal power to go up hills. Here in Neuchâtel you have to get an annual vignette which you have to stick on the yellow number plate ( costs 30 chf I think) and which is the liability insurance.

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You will note that a mofa has a small yellow number plate and there is no requirement for insurance.
In English, that is called a moped.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moped

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Re: Do you need a driving license to ride a scooter/moped?

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In English, that is called a moped.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moped

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Yes but we shouldn't confuse the situation. In Switzerland you have mofa's and after you turn 16 you can progress to a moped or motorbike.
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