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Riding The Line

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When riding a moped across the North-South Carolina state line, you should be aware of some different laws. Disobeying them could get you a ticket from $25 dollars to more than $100 bucks.

Here’s the Department of Motor Vehicle information on the basics you should know:

NCDOT:

Moped Needs to be Registered - No

Requirements for Use
  • Must be age 16 or older to operate on NC highways or public vehicular areas.
  • A motorcycle safety helmet is required by law when operating a moped on NC highways
  • A moped cannot have a motor of more than 50 cubic cc, an external shifting device, or have the capability of exceeding 30 miles per hour on a level surface.
Not Required for Use
  • A driver license is not required.
  • The moped does not have to be registered, inspected or covered by liability insurance.

SCDMV:


Class G - Moped Beginner Permit - If you are 14 years old, you may apply for a license to operate a moped by taking the vision and knowledge test. If you are at least 15 years old and have a driver's license, you do not have to have a moped license to operate a moped.

If You are Under 18 Years of Age:
  • You must bring your parent or legal guardian with you to sign your application.
  • You must bring your birth certificate, social security card, proof of residency and insurance information. Review our Accepted Forms of Identification for more information.
  • You must pass the vision and road skills tests.
If You are 18 Years of Age or Older:
  • You must bring your birth certificate, social security card, proof of residency and insurance information.
  • You must pass the vision and road skills tests.


For more information, visit either the NCDOT online or the SCDMV online.








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