Mopeds; prohibited on highways with speed limits in excess of 35 miles per hour. (SB731)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson) with support from co-patron Del. Margaret Ransone (R-Kinsale)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Mopeds. Prohibits the operation of mopeds on highways with posted speed limits in excess of 35 miles per hour. Read the Bill »


01/23/2013: Failed to Pass in Committee


12/12/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13102253D
12/12/2012Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/23/2013Passed by indefinitely in Transportation with letter (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


Scoot Richmond, LLLC, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

fail. Too many Virginians would not be able to reach their jobs, commitments, and families if this bill were to pass. Additionally it sets a bad precedent for roads to be cars-only. Last but not least, there are already mechanisms in place to make certain dangerous stretches of road untravelable by mopeds, including setting minimum speed limits.