Posted May 25, 2014, by Edmund R. Folsom.
Twice in the past two weeks, I have been asked whether there’s any substance to the urban myth now circulating that a person under suspension for OUI can legally drive a moped or a scooter on public ways– put simply, no. Assuming the state has met notice requirements, a person whose license or right to operate motor vehicles is under suspension cannot operate a motor vehicle on a public way or parking area without committing the crime of operating after suspension. A motor vehicle is defined, in Title 29-A M.R.S.A. §101(42), as “a self-propelled vehicle not operated exclusively on railroad tracks.” That definition includes motorized scooters and mopeds. Although there are a few exceptions carved from that definition, motorized scooters and mopeds are not among them.
NO, YOU CANNOT LEGALLY DRIVE A MOPED OR A SCOOTER WHILE YOUR LICENSE IS SUSPENDED.