Originally Posted by boxcar
Quoted directly from California DMV's sight......
I had some time this morning to do a bit of research .
California is vague about everything but this......
Looks like your out of luck in the age department.
Sorry to get your hopes up...
For an old guy like me 1 or 2 years is a blink in the minds eye .
I'm now remembering what it felt like to be 14 or 15 and dying to drive.
Good times... and bad...
Look at it this way .
Take the time you have to build the coolest motorized bicycle that any one has ever seen .
Do it right and fallow the rules ( what ever they turn out to be ).
You will get much more enjoyment out of the machine not having to look over your shoulder....
And will learn valuable skills that will stay with you the rest of your life....
Some guy from Oregon ( the Troll ) Ha Ha Ha . This morning , I fell like a Troll. Probably look like one to....
If you’re 16 years of age or older, and if your moped is not capable of driving faster than 20 MPH, you can ride without a license.
To operate a motorized scooter you must be at least 16 years old and carry either an instruction permit or driver's license.
All your misquote means is you can drive an ebike if you are 16 or older.
ebikes have a 20 mph speed limit.
That quote is from www.DMV.org
which is not the real CA.gov
website or an actual CVC code.
The way the DMV.org site phrases the bold quote is misleading because
they wrongly say moped instead of ebike and it's their words, not an
Cherry picking a quote means nothing when it is quite clearly stated that
a M2 license is required for a moped, motorized bicycle or bicycle with an
attached motor in California.