MOPEDS, GO CARTS and
According to Kentucky Revised Statutes, gas and
electric scooters are not allowed on roadways unless the operator has a
license. This includes mopeds, golf carts, go-carts, or any
vehicle propelled by means other than muscular power.
According to Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS), a motor vehicle is one propelled other than by muscular power, but does not include a moped (as defined below). Motor vehicles must be registered and insured in order to operate on the street. There are a few exceptions such as for some vehicles used in agriculture and construction.
The KRS also requires the operators of motor vehicles and mopeds to be appropriately licensed.
Most of the scooter or go-cart type vehicles that do not fit the definition of a moped would not qualify to be registered for street use, and would not be legal to operate on the street, even if the operator was licensed. These motorized vehicles could be operated legally on private property with the permission of the owner.
What is a MOPED?
Any two or three wheel vehicle not meeting all of the above criteria would fall within the definition of a motorcycle under KRS 189.285 unless excluded by some other statute (such as farm tractors under KRS 186.010 etc.).
The operation of a Moped does not require:
The operation of a Moped DOES require:
Authority: KRS 189.285
Since mopeds are vehicles under KRS Chapter 189, they are subject to traffic regulation and accident reporting applicable to other vehicles therein but cannot be operated on limited access highways (Interstate 71) where minimum speed limits in excess of thirty (30) mph are enforced.
What Will Happen To Violators?
Remember: Moped, scooter, and go-cart operators must observe
all traffic regulations.