Illegal Scooters are all over the place. I know fuel prices have gotten way out of hand and people are trying to save on commute funds. But hey, more often than not this scooters are on the road illegally and that is what is beginning to piss me off. A moped does not have to be registered and that is fine with me, they can't go over 25 mph and still be classifeid and exempt from vehicle laws. You see a scooter does well over 25 mph and by law needs to be tagged, inspected, insured and requires a cycle license. I see them everyday with riders who obviously have none of the above. They ride them like they are bicycles. Helmets all askew on their heads, dragging their feet, pulling out in front of traffic, running traffic lights and signs and generally not paying attention.
I have to abide by all the laws and have a license, tags, insurance etc or face fines. Law Enforcement ignores these scooter riders; even traveling behind them in traffic and clearly can see they have no tags but don't pull them over and fine them. Now what do you think in the case if it were you or I on our motorcycles with no tag? Your damned right
they would, would cite us in a second.
These scooters riders are using the roadways without paying their dues and I am sick of it.
The one below has a top speed of around 37 mph and there are others that go faster and I have had some pass me on the road while I was doing 45. To qualify as a Moped it has to have a 49cc motor and a top speed of 25 tops. If it exceeds 25 then it is classified as a motorcycle. I have nothing against the Scooters as a whole because they do fill a void for those who need transportation. What ills me is that these faster scooters are ignored and they are thumbing their noses at tLaw Enforcement and those rest of us who have to pay up to be on the road.
Check out some of the faster scooters at scooter focus. Yep, I've seen a few of these faster scooters on the hiway with no tags so you know they have no insurance and most likely no license.