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NC Senate approves moped regulations bill

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By KATELYN FERRAL
Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The North Carolina Senate has passed a bill which requires moped drivers to carry insurance.

The measure approved by the Senate on Wednesday also requires moped drivers to register with the state. An earlier House bill only required registration.

Sen. Tom Apodaca of Hendersonville says the insurance mandate is necessary because accidents and deaths involving mopeds continue to increase, and those responsible should be held accountable.

Opponents of the insurance requirement say it will hurt working people who use mopeds to go to work because they can't afford a car or insurance that could cost up to $400 annually.

The DMV estimates there are 17,000 mopeds on North Carolina streets and roads.

The bill now goes to the House for a concurrence vote.

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