HB1618: Mopeds; any city by ordinance may prohibit operation on certain highways.

Offered January 12, 2011
Prefiled January 7, 2011
A BILL to amend and reenact § 46.2-914 of the Code of Virginia, relating to limitations on operation of mopeds; local ordinances; penalty.
Patron-- Ward

Referred to Committee on Transportation

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That § 46.2-914 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 46.2-914. Limitations on operation of mopeds.

A. No moped shall be driven on any highway or public vehicular area faster than 35 miles per hour. Any person who operates a moped faster than 35 miles per hour shall be deemed, for all the purposes of this title, to be operating a motorcycle.

B. No moped shall be driven on any highway by any person under the age of 16, and every person driving a moped shall carry with him some form of identification that includes his name, address, and date of birth.

C. Operation of mopeds is prohibited on any Interstate Highway System component.

D. The governing body of any city may by ordinance prohibit the operation of mopeds on any highway within the city where the posted speed limit is 45 miles per hour or more.

E. Violation of this subsection shall constitute a traffic infraction punishable by a fine of no more than $50.