Virginia Moped Laws

Virginia Moped Laws

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

* travels on three wheels or less,

* has a seat that is at least 24 inches high


* has a gasoline, electric, or hybrid motor that displaces less than 50 cubic centimeters.

Operation of mopeds on highways and public vehicular areas by persons under age 16 is prohibited by Virginia law.

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.

Moped drivers are required to abide by the same traffic laws and regulations as automobile drivers. Detailed information on Virginia's traffic laws and regulations is available in the Driver's Manual. In addition, certain local governments may impose restrictions on moped operation.

All DUI laws apply to mopeds operated on public highways.

You may also want to review the Motorcyle Operator Manual. Information specific to moped safety is available online as well.

This image is from the Safety on 2 Wheels document.

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Thanks to Terry Oquin for locating the Virginia moped law information!

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