North Carolina requires all motorcycles to be registered and insured, but when it comes to scooters and mopeds, that has not been the case. However, in mid-July 2014 the North Carolina Senate approved House Bill 1145 Insurance and Registration for Mopeds, a measure that would require the owners and operators of mopeds to register and insure their vehicles. One month prior, the House of Representatives had proposed mandatory registrations, but with no insurance requirement, but the Senate changed the measure.
When would moped owners need to comply with the new regulations? If the bill is passed into law, the regulations would go into effect in the summer of 2015. At that time a license plate, title, insurance, and other administrative fees would need to be satisfied.
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