AN ACT TO ADJUST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION CERTIFIED BUDGET FOR THE 2020-2021 FISCAL YEAR AND TO IMPLEMENT GOVERNANCE MEASURES AND OTHER MODIFICATIONS RELATED TO THE OPERATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT.
Adds electronic standup scooter to the defined terms in GS 20-4.01. Excludes electronic standup scooters from the defined terms motor vehicle and moped (passenger vehicle), but deems an electronic standup scooter a vehicle for purposes of GS Chapter 20 that are applicable to a driver of a vehicle. Makes organizational changes.
Amends GS 20-51, exempting electronic standup scooters from the requirement of registration and certificate of title.
Excludes electronic standup scooters from the term motor vehicle as used in GS Chapter 58 (Insurance).
Enacts Part 11D of Article 3, GS Chapter 20. New GS 20-175.7 allows for the use of electronic standup scooters on public highways with posted speed of 35 mph or less, sidewalks, and bicycle paths. Requires electronic standup scooter operators to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians and other human-powered vehicles. Makes provisions of GS Chapter 20 which are applicable to bicycle riders also applicable to electronic standup scooter operators on roadways. Permits electronic standup scooters to be parked on sidewalks so long as they do not impede normal and reasonable pedestrian traffic. Authorizes municipalities to regulate electronic standup scooter use, and the licensing of persons offering scooters for hire, as provided. Renders conflicting ordinances in effect on or adopted after the effective date of the act null and void. Directs municipalities having adopted an ordinance or regulation affecting standup electronic scooters to review their ordinances and regulations for compliance upon the effective date of the act.
Applies to offenses committed on or after the date the act becomes law.
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