Is that Vespa you own a motorcycle? A scooter? Or is it a motorized bicycle? These sorts of distinctions matter for people who own scooters, mopeds, motorcycles, and motorized bicycles because different—and largely confusing—standards and responsibilities apply that could leave you stuck paying fines, if not worse.
Earlier this month Mayor Vince Gray sent legislation to the D.C. Council that would allow the city to start untangling the cumbersome and sometimes confusing laws on motorcycles, scooters and motorized bicycles.