Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Second Update to our Scooter Post

Last month we noted (and updated) the new law that affects the registration of motor scooters. Here’s a further update: The Registry of Motor Vehicles’ policy is to accept any currently registered scooter under the old law until that current registration expires. Once it expires, the owner will need to renew under the new law. However, this is only RMV policy, not statewide policy, and the statute is not clear about “grandparenting in” these registered scooters. There is the possibility that law enforcement personnel may stop the rider of a scooter for not having it registered correctly under the new law. It is our understanding that legislation is being proposed to resolve this discrepancy. In the meantime, riders of scooters in this new “limited use vehicle” category should be aware of this issue.