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 In General

1.Obey all the rules of the roadway, including all traffic control devices.

2.Under the age of 18, you must have a helmet and protective eyewear & you must have an I.D. Card or Driver’s License.

3.Under the age of 15, you may not operate a motorized bicycle, moped or scooter on the roadway.To include: Highways, City Streets, Alleys and Sidewalks.

4.You shall not operate a motorized bicycle on an Interstate Highway or Sidewalk.

5.Always Be SAFE!

Any Violations of these regulations could result in a Citation.

 

Motor Driven Cycles – Rules of the Road

 

Beginning January 1, 2015, new laws go into effect regarding the licensing and registration of Motor Driven Cycles, previously referred to as mopeds and motorized bicycles.

 

  • MDC - Class A: An individual must possess one of the following:
    • Valid driver’s license with a motorcycle endorsement with an MDC - Class A restriction
    • Valid driver’s license with a motorcycle endorsement
    • Valid driver’s license and a valid motorcycle learner’s permit

     

  • MDC - Class B: Must possess one of the following:
    • Valid driver’s license (no endorsement required)
    • Valid driver’s permit (no endorsement required)
    • Unexpired State of Indiana issued identification card with an MDC - Class B endorsement

     

  • Who is eligible to obtain an MDC - Class B Endorsement?

     

    • Any Indiana resident over 15 years of age.

     

    Who is required to have an MDC - Class B Endorsement?

     

    • Anyone wishing to operate an MDC - Class B on public streets and roadways who does not possess a valid driver’s license or permit.

     

    What tests does an individual need to complete to obtain an MDC endorsement or restriction?

     

    • MDC - Class A: An individual must successfully complete the following:
      • The motorcycle knowledge test to obtain a motorcycle learner’s permit
      • The motorcycle skills test on an MDC - Class A
      • The vision screening
      • MDC - Class B: An individual must successfully complete the MDC - Class B written test. (Only necessary if you do not hold a valid Indiana learner’s permit or driver’s license.)

    How much will it cost to get an MDC - Class A restriction on a motorcycle endorsement?

    Operator Motorcycle Endorsement MDC - Class A Restriction – At least 75 yrs old

    $10.50

    Operator Motorcycle Endorsement MDC - Class A Restriction – Less than 75 yrs old

    $12.00

    Chauffeur Motorcycle Endorsement MDC - Class A Restriction – At least 75 yrs old

    $10.50

    Chauffeur Motorcycle Endorsement MDC - Class A Restriction – Less than 75 yrs old

    $12.00

    PPC Motorcycle Endorsement MDC - Class A Restriction

    $8.50

    CDL Motorcycle Endorsement MDC - Class A Restriction

    $12.00

     

     

    How much will it cost to get an MDC - Class B endorsement?

    • If you meet the qualifications for a free voter identification card, there is no charge to place an MDC - Class B endorsement on your identification card. If you do not meet these qualifications, you will be required to pay an amendment fee of $10.50 to add the endorsement to an identification card.

    Can I add an MDC - Class B Endorsement to my operator's license?

    • An MDC - Class B endorsement is not necessary when the operator holds a valid learner's permit or driver's license.

    I'm not sure if I have an MDC - Class A. How do I find out?

     

    • An MDC - Class A is defined as a motor vehicle with an engine that produces no more than five-brake horsepower. You need to know the brake horsepower of your MDC before visiting your license branch for registration and licensing purposes. If you do not know the brake horsepower of your MDC, you need to contact the manufacturer.  

    What do I need to bring to the license branch when registering my MDC?

     

    • Motorists with an MDC - Class A need to bring proof of ownership and proof of insurance. Motorists with an MDC - Class B only are required to provide proof of ownership to register. There is no insurance requirement to operate an MDC - Class B. 

    Motorcycle and Motor Driven Cycle Classifications

    Motorcycle

    Definition: A motor vehicle that: (1) has a seat or saddle for the use of the rider; (2) is designed to travel on no more than three wheels on the ground; and (3) satisfies the operational and equipment specifications described in 49 CFR 571 and IC 9-19. The term does not include a farm tractor or a motor driven cycle.

     

    Operating Restrictions:

    • Helmet required if under 18
    • Must operate in a position astride the seat
    • Passengers may ride with proper passenger seat
    • Headlamps must be illuminated while operating
    • Cannot carry package in hand

    Motor Driven Cycle - Class A

    Motor Driven Cycle - Class A license plate
                   MDC - Class A license plate

     

    Motor Driven Cycle - Class B

    Motor Driven Cycle - Class B license plate


                    MDC - Class B license plate

     

    Definition: A motor vehicle that: (1) has a seat or saddle for the use of the rider; (2) is designed to travel on no more than three wheels on the ground; (3) complies with applicable motor vehicle equipment requirements under IC 9-19 and 49 CFR 571; (4) has a cylinder capacity not exceeding 50 cubic centimeters; and (5) is registered as a Motor Driven Cycle - Class B. The term does not include an electric personal assistive mobility device.

     

    Operating Restrictions:

    • Must be 15 years old or older
    • Helmet required if under 18
    • Must operate in a position astride the seat
    • Headlamps must be illuminated while operating
    • Cannot carry package in hand
    • Operate near right-hand edge of roadway unless passing another vehicle or preparing for a left turn
    • Operate at no more than 35 miles per hour
    • Passengers are not allowed
    • No interstate highway or sidewalk operation

     

    For more information please click on this visit Indiana Department of Motor Vehicles - Motor Driven Cycles

     

     

     

     

     

    VIOLATIONS:

    I.C.9-21-11-14. General penalty provision Sec. 14.A person who violates this chapter commits a Class C Infraction.