[quote=“shawn_c”]What I don’t understand is this… that in order to get a scooter license, you have to be tested on your own scooter?! That means, you must either get a friend or family member to take you… or just illegally drive one to the testing center, right?
And how can you learn how to drive a scooter “legally,” if there is no graduated licensing system?! Does it have to be totally illegal?
Also, I’ve heard that you have to pay a tonne of cash in taxes each year for cars. For scooters… is it just insurance that you have to pay each year?
Thanks in advance!
Most people just rent one at the DMV, but there is no reason you couldn’t use your own.
Yes, there are taxes to be paid on a scooter…Registration and fuel tax. But the amount is so piddly is not really an issue. For my 135cc motorcycle it’s about 800NT per year. Insurance is also inexpensive and a legal requirement to ride here. You could of course go without, and not have any issues whatsoever unless you get into a traffic altercation.
Pay your dues and get legal…I’ve seen too many cases of foreigners getting into traffic accidents that were not their fault, then having to walk away from compensation/paid repairs because of their dubious road legality.