Do you need a motorcycle license to drive a scooter in NY?
The answer depends upon the type of scooter and how it is classified under New York law. In New York, scooters are organized into three classes:
- Class A – can travel 30-40 MPH
- Class B – can travel 20-30 MPH
- Class C – can travel 20 MPH or less
Class A scooters require a motorcycle license just like a regular motorcycle. However, you can ride Class B and Class C scooters with any license, including a car driver’s license. Before you take a scooter on the road, make sure you have the correct license for operation.