With fuel prices constantly on the rise, and congestion on UK roads getting worse by the year, mopeds, scooters and similar small bikes are growing more and more attractive to British motorists.
When it comes to insuring for your moped or scooter, you need to decide what level of protection you need. Different policy types will affect both the amount you pay and the level of cover you get;
- Third party only - covers the costs payable to the third party (other person/vehicle) if you are involved in an accident, but none of your own, meaning any damage to your bike or expenses you incur will often have to come out of your own pocket
- Third party fire & theft - offers the same level of cover as third party only, but with additional peace of mind if your vehicle is stolen or damaged by fire
- Fully comprehensive - is the highest level of cover available, and policies should pay out the cost of any damage to your vehicle, as well as any third party claims made against you following an accident
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- CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) - You will need to undertake this training before you can ride any 50cc scooter or moped on UK roads legally, and will still be required to wear L plates after this. You can find more licencing information on the GOV.UK website.
- Registration - You will usually get your bike's registration documents when you purchase it, but if not, you must ensure that it is registered with the DVLA before it can be legally driven on UK roads.
- Tax - Just like cars, motorbikes and scooters need to be taxed to be ridden legally in the UK. Bikes under 150cc fall into the lowest tax bracket, which can cost as little as £19 per year (correct as of 2018). You can find more vehicle tax bracket information on the GOV.UK website.
- Insurance - An active insurance policy is a legal requirement for all vehicles on UK roads, under the government's Continuous Insurance Enforcement (CIE) regulations.
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