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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Though police say the driver of the car was at fault in a crash that killed a moped driver Wednesday night in Wilmington, the incident has brought the question of moped safety once again front and center.

It’s a question on the minds of lawmakers as well. In the North Carolina House of Representatives, a bill introduced this week would require mopeds be registered and carry liability insurance.

Pender County Republican Chris Millis is a sponsor. He says it’s just as much a public safety issue as it is an economic issue.

“The bill is most certainly a common sense piece of legislation,” Millis said. “Constituents have most certainly made it heard that this is something that needs to be treated in the same manner as a motorcycle on the road.”

A similar bill was introduced last year but not pursued. Millis says he feels confident the bill will pass this year.

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Vog46
2016 years 2 months ago

You stereotype every moped rider as being a drunk irresponsible human being.
Nice…real nice.
Yet these guys get KILLED by auto drivers who are in fact drunk. In a battle between mopeds and cars the car always wins.
Personally I’d like to see a few MILLION mopeds on the road and a few million less cars….

Vog

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Guest-o-matic
2016 years 2 months ago

PUNKED! Big time!!! Sorry Vog, I withdraw my comments about drinking and working for Woody White…

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Guest-o-matic
2016 years 2 months ago

Operating a motorized vehicle on public roads and requiring registration a “government intrusion”? That’s the biggest bunch of horth-hooie I’ve heard you spit out yet! Here are the inherent problems with the existing “no rules” arrangement.

1. A moped rider slams into your car, your uninsured motorist coverage has to pay for that. Have you priced any body/paint work lately? Are you aware of the end effects of thousands of uninsured motorist claims? Allow me to assist here: Rising premium costs!

2. There is no way (without registration) to control the fact that the current 50cc engine displacement regulation is in conformance… Read more »

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Vog46
2016 years 2 months ago

This is government intrusion into even more people’s lives.
It is a tax increase like e-cigs

Where’s the conservative outrage over these new taxes and new intrusions into our lives?

Vog

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william
2016 years 2 months ago

So the Republicans are finally admitting they are for raising tax’s and not for lowering tax’s like they say they are.

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