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Do you need a license to drive an electric bike in NYC?

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You do not need a license to drive an electric bike in New York City. Unlike mopeds, which require a license, e-bikes can be operated without the need for a driver's license. Additionally, there is no requirement to register your e-bike with the local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or obtain insurance, although having e-bike insurance is advisable for added protection. It's important to be aware of and adhere to the specific regulations for e-bike usage in New York City to ensure safe and legal operation.

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