New Indiana law would regulate mopeds

Published: Feb. 6, 2013 at 10:07 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 13, 2013 at 10:07 PM EST
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The rules of the road could change for moped drivers in the Hoosier state.

Indiana House Bill 1523 sets strict rules for using mopeds. It creates a new moped license, would require that mopeds be registered and users would have to pay registration fees, along with state and county taxes.

"A lot of younger kids that are getting on them and they're not really watching out," said Wyatt Miller, who favors the bill. "It's not really them all the time, it's traffic can't see them either, so I think you should have some kind of license to operate one of them."

"I think it's good that they don't," said Elise Vaughn, whose is against the bill. "It gives people opportunities that are in recovery due to DUIs to actually be able to get out there, get a job, get away to work. And people who are just trying to stable themselves and get back on their feet."

Under the bill moped drivers would also be required to carry insurance.

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