Few in Eastern Indiana registering scooters under new law

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RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — Police officials say Indiana cold winter likely explains why only about 200 people in seven east-central Indiana counties have registered their motorized scooters, as required under a new law.

The Bureau of Motor Vehicles says just 234 motor-driven cycles have been registered in those counties since the law took effect January 1.

About 4,100 people have registered their scooters statewide.

Lt. Donnie Benedict of the Richmond Police Department tells the Palladium-Item Indiana’s tough winter likely explains the region’s low registrations, which he expects to increase once spring arrives.

Indiana’s law requires owners of mopeds or scooters with engines smaller than 50 cubic centimeters to have a registration, a license plate and an Indiana identification card.

Operators are required to pay a minimum of $36 in fees and excise taxes to register their bikes.



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