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Old 10-23-2011, 09:29 PM
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Default Re: Nobody seams to know what I'm talking about

Originally Posted by LilCerberus View Post
In VA, a moped must be under 50cc &\or under 5hp, &\or have bicycle pedals.
I am not sure you are correct. The way I read the VA regulations, they say that the engine must be less than 50cc. Greater than 50cc and it is a motorcycle and must be titled and registred as a motorcycle. The stuff below was copied for the VA DOT regulations website:

Virginia Code section 46.2-100 defines a moped as a vehicle that:

•travels on three wheels or less,
•a seat that is no less than 24 inches in height, measured from the ground to the middle of the seat, and
•has a gasoline, electric, or hybrid motor that displaces less than 50 cubic centimeters.

Operation of mopeds on any Interstate Highway System is prohibited by Virginia Law. Operation of mopeds on highways and public vehicular areas by persons under age 16 is prohibited by Virginia law.

No moped shall be driven on any highway or public vehicular area faster than 35 miles per hour. Operating a moped faster than 35 miles per hour is deemed by Virginia law to be operating a motorcycle, which requires you to title and register the moped as a motorcycle and obtain a motorcycle license.

Moped riders must carry some form of identification that includes name, address, and date of birth.

Although you do not need a driver's license to operate a moped, you may not operate a moped if you have been declared a habitual offender or your license is suspended or revoked for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Last edited by virginian; 10-23-2011 at 09:37 PM.
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