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Moped and Scooter Accident Attorneys in Oklahoma

Injured on a Moped or Scooter

Over the last two decades, we have seen a rise is the number of people driving mopeds, scooters, and other similar vehicles. Compared to cars, they have definite economic benefits because they cost less to buy and use less fuel.

But one disadvantage to these vehicles is safety. Studies have shown that one in three drivers does not notice vehicles such as motorcycles, mopeds, or bicycles - and the majority of crashes that involve a scooter and a car occur at intersections. If you operate these vehicles, we encourage you to drive defensively and wear all recommended gear and equipment.

What Is a Moped?

Oklahoma statute defines a moped as a motor-powered cycle that produces up to two brake horsepower and is capable of reaching 30 miles per hour. Gas-powered models should have an engine that is less than 50 cubic centimeters and does not require a clutch or shifting of gears. Mopeds have both licensing and insurance (financial responsibility) requirements. Moped operators must be 16 years of age and have a valid driver’s license with motorcycle endorsement. A 14-year-old operator may apply for a "restricted" motorcycle license.

What Is a Motorized Scooter?

A motorized scooter is a vehicle with two or three wheels that is capable of travel at a maximum of 25 miles per hour. Gas-powered models should have an engine that is less than 35 cubic centimeters, while electric models can generate a maximum of 1,000 watts. A motorized scooter does not require registration with the state and is subject to the same regulations that bicycles are. Scooters also do not require a driver’s or motorcycle license, and are not subject to insurance or financial responsibility laws.

Laws for Operation

Those operating a motorized scooter are subject to all duties applicable to other vehicles and granted the same rights. Scooter operators are not to pass between lanes of traffic moving in the same direction (called "lane-splitting"). Local municipalities may enact varying ordinances within their jurisdictions. Moped laws reflect those of motorcycle operation in Oklahoma. Moped operators under 18 years of age must wear a helmet.

We have found that most moped or scooter accidents take place when:

  • A motorist turns into the path of an emerging moped or scooter.
  • A motorist changing lanes without seeing the moped or scooter.
  • The operator strikes a small item, pothole, or other dangerous road condition.

Common Injuries in Moped & Scooter Accidents

Moped and scooter operators do not have the benefit of any car protection such as a roof, hood, trunk, etc. Common injuries include:

  • Broken bones, including shoulder, arm, wrist, and knee
  • Concussions, traumatic brain injuries, and skull fractures
  • Spinal or neck injuries, which may involve neurological damage
  • Road rash, which can lead to infection
  • Disfigurement

If you were in an accident involving a motorcycle, moped, or scooter, the injuries are no joke. In these situations, we recommend you reach out to the team at Car Accident Help at (405) 285-4357 for a free consultation about your situation and legal options.

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