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Issues with Motorized Scooters and Bicycles Addressed

The Martinsburg Police Department has been receiving many questions (and complaints) concerning motorized scooters (motor scooters) and bicycles with electric assist recently and would like to issue the following information for everyone’s safety.

Gasoline and electric motor scooters have become hot items among children and teenagers.

A motorized scooter is a 2-wheeled vehicle powered by an engine or an electric motor and does not have a seat or saddle for the driver.

According to the PA Motor Vehicle Code, motor scooters are found under the definition of a motor-driven cycle.

These vehicles a...


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