The differences between class 1 mopeds (EU mopeds) and class 2 mopeds are many. They have different maximum speeds, they have to drive on different parts of the road and they have to park according to different rules.
Class 1 mopeds have a maximum permitted speed of 45 km/h.
Class 2 mopeds have a maximum permitted speed of 25 km/h.
Class 1 mopeds (EU mopeds) should primarily be driven on hard shoulders and secondly on carriageways. Class 1 mopeds must not be driven in public transport lanes (bus lanes), in cycle lanes, on cycle paths or on motorways or clearways.
Class 2 mopeds should primarily be driven on cycle paths, secondly on hard shoulders and thirdly on carriageways. Class 2 mopeds may also be driven in cycle or bus lanes, if these lanes are to the right in the direction of travel. Class 2 mopeds must not be driven on motorways or clearways.
Class 1 mopeds must be parked according to the same rules as a car. However, class 1 mopeds may also be parked in parking spaces reserved for motorcycles.
Class 2 mopeds may be parked in the same manner as a cycle.
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