In South Africa, the legal age to drive a scooter depends on the engine capacity of the scooter and the type of license you hold. The age requirements are as follows:
- 125cc or lower: If you have a Code B driver’s license (standard passenger vehicle license), you can legally ride a scooter with an engine capacity of 125cc or lower at the age of 16. This applies to both riding with a learner’s license and a full license.
- Above 125cc: To ride a scooter with an engine capacity above 125cc, you need to have a Code A1 or Code A motorcycle license. The minimum age requirement for these licenses is 17 years old.
It’s important to note that these age requirements are based on the standard regulations, but there might be additional restrictions or conditions depending on the specific circumstances or endorsements on your license.