Welcome New Riders!
So you want to rider a scooter but never have and don't know where to start.
Vespa Marietta is here to help you learn what you need to learn.
Once you get the proper training and saftey gear, we hope you'll join us on some group rides!
Getting Your Georgia M Class Motorcycle License
Scooters over 50cc require a Class M license.
Getting trained and licensed to ride is not as difficult (or as scary) as you might think. In Georgia there are just two things you need to do.
The Written Test (Getting Your Learners Permit)
The first step in becoming licensed is to get your learners permit so you can ride and practice. This is done by passing the written part of the M1 test.
Download the GA DMV Motorcycle Handbook and start studying. It is a more thorough exam than the regular drivers test, so really do study.
When you pass the written test you will be issued your Learners Permit. This allows you to ride with the following three limitations: 1) no passengers, 2) no highways, and 3) no riding at night.
Yeah your legal!! But only for 6 months so your not done yet.
The Riding Test
Eventually you will want to take the riding part of the test and get those limitations removed. The exam consists of a number of specific riding maneuvers all of which must be executed perfectly. No putting your foot down!
Mopeds (Less than 50cc Scooters)
A moped is defined as any motor driven cycle with an engine not exceeding 50 cubic centimeters (3.05 cubic inches). Mopeds are exempt from registration and licensing. Must be 15 years of age with valid driver’s license, instructional permit or limited permit. Must wear motorcycle helmet. No tag is required.
Every person operating a moped upon a roadway must obey the same traffic laws as drivers of motor vehicles. May not use limited access highways or other roadways where the minimum speed limit is above 35 mph.