Scooters / Mopeds FAQs


1. Do I need insurance to drive a scooter on the road?
2. Do I need to pay road tax?
3. Do I need to register the scooter and the DVLA and get a license plate?
4. Do I need a driving license to drive a 50cc scooter on the road?
5. Do I need a driving license to drive a 125cc scooter on the road?
6. Do I have to wear a helmet?
7. How old do you have to be to drive a scooter on the road?
8. Where do I charge my electric scooter?
9. Do I have to mix oil into the petrol?
10. Where can I get spare parts?
11. Where can I park a scooter?
12. Can I drive a scooter in bus lanes?
13. Do I need to service my scooter?
14. Do I have to pay the congestion charge?
15. Where are the spare part pictures?

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1. Do I need insurance to drive a scooter on the road?

Yes you will need insurance but it is much cheaper than car insurance. Click here for the best rates.

2. Do I need to pay road tax?


The road tax for petrol scooters is just £16 per year. You will get one when you register your scooter and can then renew it at your local post office.

3. Do I need to register the scooter and the DVLA and get a license plate?

Yes you will need to register the scooter at the DVLA which costs £55. We will send you the form to complete or alternatively we provide an optional registration service and will register the scooter for you. Once you have registered your scooter you will be given a registration number. Click here for full information.

4. Do I need a driving license to drive a 50cc scooter on the road?

If you have a driving license from before February 2001 then you do not need to do anything.
If you have a driving license dated after Feb 2001 then you just need to do a days training to get your CBT certificate.
If you have a provisional driving license then you can just do the days training but then you have to keep an "L" plate on your scooter until you either pass your driving test or you pass a motorcycle driving test.
If you don't have a provisional driving license you can just request one from the DVLA. There is no test you have to pass to get a provisional license.

5. Do I need a driving license to drive a 125cc scooter on the road?

If you have a driving license or provisional driving license then you just need to do a days training to get your CBT certificate but then you will need to keep an "L" plate on your scooter until you get your motorcycle license.
If you do not have a provisional driving license then you can just ask for one from the DVLA.

6. Do I have to wear a helmet?

Yes, when driving on the road you are legally required to wear a helmet. We have a great selection of CE approved stylish helmets.

7. How old do you have to be to drive a scooter on the road?

To drive a 50cc scooter you need to be at least 16 and to drive a 125cc scooter you need to be at least 17.

8. Where do I charge my electric scooter?

They just charge from a normal plug and cost only pence to fully charge.

9. Do I have to mix oil into the petrol?


All our scooters have 4 stroke engines so they run on normal unleaded petrol that does not need to be mixed with oil. Our micro scooters have 2 stroke engine and they do need to have some bike oil mixed into the petrol. This is available from all petrol stations.

10. Where can I get spare parts?

Click on spares on the top menu and go to scooter spares. Spare parts will take around 10-14 days for delivery as they are shipped directly from the factory.

11. Where can I park a scooter?

There are usually spaces specifically for scooters in bike parks and on the roads and they are usually free.

12. Can I drive a scooter in bus lanes?


No, only at the allowed times like with a car.

13. Do I need to service my scooter?

Yes, your scooter will last much longer if you service it and it is not expensive. You can service scooters at most garages.

14. Do I have to pay the congestion charge?

No :)

15. Where are the spare part pictures?

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