@Phaedrus- I did have to purchase a motor scooter license when I bought my scooter last year. Mine can reach speeds of 50 mph, though, so that was probably a factor. It's about as close to a motorcycle as a scooter can get. My son didn't need a moped license when I bought him one for his birthday, though. It needed to be registered as a motor vehicle, but the county doesn't consider a moped with pedals to be in the same class as scooters.