Moped bill advances without insurance provision

Posted June 19, 2014

— Moped owners would have to register their vehicles with the Division of Motor Vehicles but would not have to carry insurance under a bill the House Finance Committee approved Thursday.

As originally drafted, House Bill 1145 would have required moped owners to carry insurance, and backers of the bill say they still think such a requirement would be a good idea. 

Rep. Phil Shepard, R-Onslow, told the committee about a constituent whose car had been hit and damaged by a moped recently. The moped rider had no insurance.

"Her insurance had to pay for the damages," Shepard said. 

Instead of including the insurance provision, the bill would now require a study of how to impose an insurance requirement on mopeds. 

The bill, which has already passed the House Transportation Committee passed on a voice vote and is headed to the floor.


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  • aeoffo Jun 20, 2014

    Why do I have to have insurance, tag, & a endorsement on my driver license to ride my motorcycle but they can ride a scooter with nothing? I have been passed by a few scooters that are going over the speed limit.

  • sisu Jun 19, 2014

    They should be required to have insurance. They are the cause of many accidents around here.

  • Joanne Batjer Jun 19, 2014
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    no it is NOT a good idea...insurance.. what for they are the ones who get hit

  • iopsyc Jun 19, 2014

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    The posted speed limit represents the maximum you can go, not the minimum (unless noted separately as seen on expressways...which mopeds and bicycles aren't allowed on).

  • 42_wral_mods_suck_i'm_gone Jun 19, 2014

    Let's do emission test too. That will get another fee.

  • vile garbage Jun 19, 2014

    mopeds is off the hook.

  • rtb Jun 19, 2014

    "Instead of including the insurance provision, the bill would now require a study of how to impose an insurance requirement on mopeds."

    The House committee is not saying "no insurance." They are postponing the implementation of insurance requirements so that it can be done in a way that makes sense.

  • Alan Baker Jun 19, 2014
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    And yet both are representative of independent unregulated transportation without government intrusion. It's strange that the party of smaller government sees that as a threat.

  • lem07 Jun 19, 2014

    And the county they are in will get property tax?....pile on the tax, but leave off the main argument of insurance.

  • Raleigh Rocks 1 Jun 19, 2014

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    Agreed. Some insurance yes, registration no