All States have Laws!
The laws and regulations that govern the
operation of motorized scooters and pocket
bikes vary from state to state. In addition,
enforcement may even vary from your city/township.
Before you purchase, we highly recommend
contacting your local law enforcement agency
and your Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
local branch and also it is wise to contact
your homeowners insurance carrier to obtain
the most up to date and accurate information
for you and your insurance policy.
Please check local laws (see state links
below, contact as needed within link) for
motorized scooter and pocket bike helmet
certification requirements. They may require
that helmets adhere to ANSI, Snell or DOT
certification standards. CPSC certified helmets
are approved for use with push scooters,
skateboards and bikes, but are not considered
sufficient head protection when riding motorized
scooters and pocket bikes. We sell DOT approved
helmets on our site, look for that labeling
when making a purchase.
General Safety Recommendations:
*Wear a helmet, knee pads and elbow pads.
(Wrist guards may make it difficult to grip
the handle and steer the scooter.)
*Children under age 8 should not use non-powered
scooters without close adult supervision.
Children under 12 should not ride motorized
*Avoid gravel and uneven pavement, which
can cause falls.
*Don't ride scooters in traffic.
*Don't ride scooters at night - riders can't
see where they're going or be seen by others.
*Wear sturdy shoes.
*Owners of scooters should check with local
authorities for local laws regarding scooters.
Our return policy does not include (cover) returns for machines
mis-purchased in consideration
of your local
conditions or laws. Please check
local laws & regulations before
it's solely your responsibility!
California C.A.R.B. Tier-2 Emissions
The State of California has very strict emissions
control standards. These regulations prohibit
the sale or use of gas motorized vehicles
that don't meet California's C.A.R.B Tier-2
emission requirements which 99% of all 2-Cycle
gas powered vehicles/bikes do not. 4-Cycle
units (no gas-oil mixture) may meet these
standards and would be the choice option
for CA residents who wish to own/operate
on any these vehicles/bikes. The higher powered
2-Cycle Gas powered pocket bikes, scooters,
go-karts do not meet these strict CA emissions
requirements and are illegal to own/operate
in the State of California unless the sole
purpose is closed course competition. If
such a purpose is in place there may be additional
laws & regulations to follow. Go Karts
R us (or any affiliates) assumes no responsibilities
or liabilities for your local/State laws.
Please check into your local California laws before you buy!