After seeing the segments on the TV news about the moped/schooter campaign yesterday, I took them up on their offer to "read more about it on our website." I just read the official news release regarding the new scooter/moped selective traffic enforcement campaign. I printed out the three pages of 'rules' but, come on, these are legal-ease at best. Can someone put into plain language what this all means? I am a mother trying to assist her son in doing the right thing.
Specifically, if he is 18, has a valid driver's license, has a moped that is 49cc and only drives it 25mph maximum while obeying all traffic laws while wearing a full helmet with face protection, is he okay as is? When do special license, license plates, and insurance become required.
I have seen the three pages of state statutes/city ordinances but prefer not to hire a lawyer for interpretation. Please do the community a favor and spell this out in plain, clear language as part of your initial phase of Educating the Public. This means getting the simple language version to the news media as a follow-up to yesterday's news blitz. Thank you in advance for your consideration!