We live in a town on the edge of the District of Columbia. Recently, my wife was stopped on her XB-600 by a DC policeman, just inside the DC border. He told her that all scooters in DC are required to have a license. His criteria for requiring a license was that the vehicle was equipped with headlights and turn signals.
She showed him her MD driver's license, and told him (correctly) that MD did not require small scooters to be licensed.
He ignored that, and told her that if he caught her in DC on an unlicensed scooter again, she would be liable for a $300.00 fine and arrest.
As an "older" rider, she is now VERY reluctant to risk arrest by going the one block into DC to get to our drug store!
I spoke with a local policeman, but he had no advice to give in dealing with other jurisdictions, other than to get his badge number and complain to the DC City Council (!!). I truly doubt that the DC City Council would be much moved by the problem of a MD resident.
I understand that a lot of scooter riders are free with traffic laws, and that the XB-600 LOOKS like many much bigger scoots. If the stop had been for behavior, I would not have any question about it, but it seems that DC should honor the laws of adjoining states, and it should not be the responsibility of civilian "conscientious objectors" to hold them to that standard.