Amends GS 20-10.1 to (1) prohibit any person under the age of 17 (was, 16) who has not completed the graduated drivers license process from operating a moped; (2) prohibit passengers on a moped; (3) require that mopeds be registered with the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) as indicated; and (4) make it unlawful to operate a moped without proof of financial responsibility. Makes a conforming change to repeal GS 20-51(9) (exempted mopeds from registration). Makes a conforming change to GS 20-140.4(a) (to make it unlawful to carry passengers on mopeds). Amends GS 20-76 to address DMV procedure when the applicant does not have the original moped certification.
Amends GS 20-183.2(a1) and (b) to exempt mopeds from safety inspections and emissions inspections. Amends GS 58-40-15 to clarify that Article 40 (regulation of insurance rates) in GS Chapter 58 applies to specified types of insurance on mopeds. Amends GS 58-36-3 to add that the NC Rate Bureau has no jurisdiction over liability insurance and theft or property damage insurance on mopeds. Makes additional changes to various statutes in GS Chapter 58 to refer to mopeds. Applies to offenses committed on or after July 1, 2013.
Bill H 48 (2013-2014)Summary date: Jan 31 2013 - View summary