Nc Scooter Laws & Safety Rules

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Nc Scooter Laws & Safety Rules

This quiz will test your knowledge of North Carolina scooter laws and safety rules as provided by the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles. For purposes of this quiz a scooter is considered to be no greater than 50cc. Your personal scooter information may vary but this quiz is intended for general information only. Good Luck!


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  • 1. 
    North Carolina defines a scooter as a ____________________.
    • A. 

      Motorized Bicycle

    • B. 

      Scooter

    • C. 

      Moped

    • D. 

      Motorcycle

    • E. 

      Nuisance

  • 2. 
    A scooter has certain restrictions as it pertains to it's engine size. To be able to ride in NC without a license a scooter's engine must be _____________________.
    • A. 

      No greater than 39cc

    • B. 

      No greater than 49cc

    • C. 

      No greater than 50cc

    • D. 

      No greater than 150cc

    • E. 

      Any cc engine is ok as long as it has no external gears or clutch

  • 3. 
    A scooter is legal to operate without a license as long as it has no _______________.
    • A. 

      External shifting device

    • B. 

      Passenger

    • C. 

      Passenger less than 12 years of age

    • D. 

      Enhanced engine

    • E. 

      Oversized tires

  • 4. 
    Legally, a scooter's top speed cannot exceed _______________ on a flat surface.
    • A. 

      20 mph

    • B. 

      25 mph

    • C. 

      30 mph

    • D. 

      35 mph

    • E. 

      Any speed because it is a scooter

  • 5. 
    In North Carolina there is an age restriction.  What is the minimum age required to legally operate a scooter in North Carolina?
    • A. 

      12

    • B. 

      13

    • C. 

      14

    • D. 

      15

    • E. 

      16

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Full face

    • B. 

      Motorcross

    • C. 

      Any style but DOT approved

    • D. 

      Any style DOT approval not required

    • E. 

      Helmets are optional

  • 7. 
    DWI laws are in place and enforced for all drivers of cars, trucks, vans and motorcycles.  Do DWI laws affect a scooter rider in any way? Choose the best answer.
    • A. 

      DWI laws do not apply to scooter riders

    • B. 

      You can be convicted if riding a scooter while intoxicated

    • C. 

      You cannot be convicted but police will stop you if drunk

    • D. 

      DWI laws affect licensed drivers only

    • E. 

      DWI laws are not enforcable on scooters

  • 8. 
     Which of the lanes pictured should a scooter rider drive in?
    • A. 

      Lane 1

    • B. 

      Lane 2

    • C. 

      Lane 3

    • D. 

      Either Lanes 1, 2 or 3

    • E. 

      Either Lanes 2 or 3

  • 9. 
    A scooter rider should use ____________________ when coming to a stop.
    • A. 

      Rear brake only

    • B. 

      Front brake only

    • C. 

      Both brakes at the same time

    • D. 

      Both brakes but in a "pulsating manner"

    • E. 

      Either Front or Rear

  • 10. 
    If your scooter starts to wobble you should move your weight forward and down.  Additionally you should ____________________________________________________. Choose the BEST answer. There may be more than one correct answer.
    • A. 

      Accelerate out of the wobble

    • B. 

      Use the brakes gradually

    • C. 

      Grip the handlebars firmly and close the throttle gradually

    • D. 

      Squeeze both brakes as hard as you can

    • E. 

      Stay calm

  • 11. 
    If you are chased by a dog you should:
    • A. 

      Kick it away

    • B. 

      Spray an animal repellant in it's face

    • C. 

      Stop until the animal loses interest

    • D. 

      Swerve around the animal

    • E. 

      Approach the animal slowly, then speed up

  • 12. 
    In North Carolina, an adult with a BAC of ___________% or above is considered intoxicated.
    • A. 

      0.04

    • B. 

      0.06

    • C. 

      0.08

    • D. 

      0.09

    • E. 

      0.10

  • 13. 
    If you are riding a scooter in North Carolina and are convicted of riding under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you may receive any of the following penalties EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      License Suspension

    • B. 

      Fines

    • C. 

      Scooter priviledges revoked

    • D. 

      Community Service

    • E. 

      Costs (lawyer's fees, lost work time)

  • 14. 
    If you wait one hour per drink for the alcohol to be elimiated from your body before riding:
    • A. 

      You cannot be arrested for drinking and riding

    • B. 

      Your riding skills will not be affected

    • C. 

      Side effects from the drinking may still remain

    • D. 

      You will be okay as long as you ride slowly

    • E. 

      You are considered legally intoxicated