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

SENATE BILL NO. 731

Offered January 9, 2013
Prefiled December 12, 2012
A BILL to amend and reenact 46.2-914 of the Code of Virginia, relating to the operation of mopeds on highways.
Patron-- Carrico

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. Operation of mopeds is prohibited on any highway where the posted speed limit is greater than 35 miles per hour.

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