Sightseeing on vacation while zipping around on a moped is a lot of fun, but tourists need to think twice before renting one. They might unknowingly be driving a scooter, in violation of local law and uninsured.
Mopeds and scooters are not the same thing, contrary to what most people think. In fact, the popular Vespa motor vehicles commonly referred to as mopeds are actually scooters. This matters because the difference between them could spark a series of ramifications: Local laws might require a special license to drive a moped or scooter. Operating a vehicle on the road without a license read more >>>
Source : HuffingtonPost.Com