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Scooter 50cc, license and passenger

Dear All,
(maybe this was already discussed but I failed to find any answer....)

I have an italian driving license B (for cars) and I am 41 years old.
Can I drive a Scooter 50cc here in Switzerland?
Can I carry a passenger on it?


Thanks in advance.
Marco
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Old 26.03.2010, 16:02
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Re: Scooter 50cc, license and passenger

I'm certain that you are allowed to drive a 50cc scooter...but I'm unsure about passengers.
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Old 26.03.2010, 16:07
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Re: Scooter 50cc, license and passenger

Yes and yes. You can drive an "open" 50cc scooter too, not limited to 50km/h as for the 16yr olds. A faster one will go up to 75km/h I'd say.
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Yes and yes.
pony tail, it depends on the scooter I would assume.
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pony tail, it depends on the scooter I would assume.
Well the scooter needs to have 2 seats of course, but then I don't know one that doesn't.
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Old 26.03.2010, 16:11
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Well the scooter needs to have 2 seats of course, but then I don't know one that doesn't.
I've seen some single seat scooters...keep in mind, the OP inquired about a 50cc scooter.
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I've seen some single seat scooters...keep in mind, the OP inquired about a 50cc scooter.
You're right, they look like single seat, but most actually aren't. You can always check in the papers how many people are allowed to sit on it. (Fahrzeugausweis)
You'd have to have a look at it before buying anyway.
For example, this is a 2-seater:
http://auto.ricardo.ch/kaufen/fahrze...w/an602620660/
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Yes and yes. You can drive an "open" 50cc scooter too, not limited to 50km/h as for the 16yr olds. A faster one will go up to 75km/h I'd say.
Up to 50cc is allowed - with passenger AFAIK - and is assumed to be in the same class as a bicycle: meaning you can use bike lanes. Anything over 50cc is a no go without compulsory basic training, even if it's a modified 50cc. Well, a no go if the police catch you...
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Re: Scooter 50cc, license and passenger

Woo hoo! Great news. Watch out for Scoopy!

Errr, does a 50cc not from CH have to be registered, pass a control, and be insured?
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Woo hoo! Great news. Watch out for Scoopy!

Errr, does a 50cc not from CH have to be registered, pass a control, and be insured?
suck it and see
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Up to 50cc is allowed - with passenger AFAIK - and is assumed to be in the same class as a bicycle: meaning you can use bike lanes. Anything over 50cc is a no go without compulsory basic training, even if it's a modified 50cc. Well, a no go if the police catch you...
That's correct, up to 50cc is allowed, with a passenger, but a Töffli (picture) is allowed to go on the bike lane, a scooter is not!
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Old 26.03.2010, 16:19
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Re: Scooter 50cc, license and passenger

As I understand it, a yellow plate - indicating the motor is only 50cc - permits one to travel on the bike lanes. Töfflis are like really, really, really fat chicks: great fun to ride but you wouldn't want your friends to see you...
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That's correct, up to 50cc is allowed, with a passenger, but a Töffli (picture) is allowed to go on the bike lane, a scooter is not!
Wow, now this is what I call a chick magnet!!
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Re: Scooter 50cc, license and passenger

Hehe no, as a Töffli is a motorized bicycle by law, a scooter is a motorbike. I must say to my defence that I never rode a Töffli, I was too cool for that. (but secretly always wanted one)
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Hehe no, as a Töffli is a motorized bicycle by law, a scooter is a motorbike. I must say to my defence that I never rode a Töffli, I was too cool for that. (but secretly always wanted one)
..I bet your parents never let you have one.
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..I bet your parents never let you have one.
Nah, my mum was afraid I'd join a Töffli Gang!
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Errr, does a 50cc not from CH have to be registered, pass a control, and be insured?
Can anyone help me with my question?
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Yes, 150k are enough to survive in Basel.
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Can anyone help me with my question?
Generally, I'd say yes: it'll need the same checks and insurance as any other vehicle.
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Errr, does a 50cc not from CH have to be registered, pass a control, and be insured?
Can anyone help me with my question?
Yes, just like a normal motorbike.
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