What can I drive at 14?

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  1. matbook101 macrumors 6502

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    I am about to turn 14 (sept 18) and I was wondering what can I legally drive at the age of 14 in Pennsylvania. A low powered scooter thing would be nice for my needs (going to the store once in a while and school twice a month or so). Anybody know of the laws on what I can and can't drive and what kind of power I have.
     
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    Possibly this if you can fit ;)

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    Seriously though, the best place to look will be the Pennsylvania DMV's website.

    A 50cc scooter might be good, I rode one at 16 (but this was in the UK when that's the youngest you can use a vehicle) and it helped my road awareness and concentration when I came to 4 wheels, and probably helped when I had to flip sides when I moved to America.

    Maybe something Electric could work out too though, like the bicycles delivery riders in NYC ride with battery packs on them, or a Scooter/Vespa with an Electric motor.
     
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    Yes.............
     
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    Age 14? You probably can't take anything on the road. As for power, I don't you can go past an electric scooter (on the sidewalk).
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    You'll have to be 16 if you want something real on an actual road.
     
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    Interesting I'll look into electric scooters more.
     
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    Damn I wish I would have been born 2 years earlier. :(
     
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    Most states require you have a drivers license to drive any type of scooter of the roads
     
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    How far is the store and your school though. The best thing (health and price wise) would be a regular bicycle.
     
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    What can I drive at 14?

    Your parents crazy, but that's a topic for another thread. ;)
     
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    Well the school is about 8 miles away and the place with the stores in my town has a 1.5 mile diameter. From my house to the outside edge of that circle is about 10 miles. So a real bike isn't exactly practical.
     
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    wait...really? that is so short of a distance...

    regardless, if you want to operate anything beyond a powered razor scooter, you will need a license. I can't think of any scenario that will let you bypass that requirement aside from say living on a farm
     
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    If you ride a bike more often, you'll get used to it. My mum's old boss, who was 48 and about 100lbs overweight could ride 45miles every saturday.

    Scooters (electric or ice) won't be much better or safer for you than pedal power, as if you feel too unsafe on a bicycle going to those places, you'll feel too unsafe on a scooter.
     
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    That's not too far, just go with a regular bike. after a couple weeks you'll be in good enough shape that it wont bother you at all.
     
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    To bike to my school 8 miles is more impractical than riding my bus.

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    Also to everyone saying I should ride a regular bike

    Regular bikes don't have a place for me to store my things.
     
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    Stick to your bike.

    I was all over Toronto in my teens. Road home in driving rain more than once.

    Also road it to school, rain or shine, Summer or Winter. Even got my ass bumped once. Books from my bike-rack all over the place, but I only experienced a rapid acceleration. :p
     
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    Scooters have no storage space fyi...
     
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    You probably can't ride anything onto a road unless you're crossing as a pedestrian, so a scooter isn't a bad idea.

    Having said that, scooters don't really carry much more than a cyclist with a messenger bag. :confused: It's not a bad recommendation, even if you're too lazy or unfit to do it.
     
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    There really isn't anything with storage space you can ride/drive at 14. I'd just suggest a bike and a backpack if you're set on something. A scooter might work, but they are a good bit more expensive.
     
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    They have enough for the stuff I will be buying from stores and for school I'll use my backpack as well


    Money really isn't to much of an issue for me.
     

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