§291C-195  Driving of mopeds.  (a)  Notwithstanding section 286-81(b), no person:

     (1)  Less than fifteen years of age shall drive a moped on a highway, street, roadway, or any other public property in the State; and

     (2)  Less than eighteen years of age shall drive a moped unless the person wears a safety helmet securely fastened with a chin strap.

The safety helmet shall meet the specifications and requirements established by rules adopted by the director.

     (b)  No person shall drive a moped except while sitting astride the seat, facing forward, with one leg on each side of the moped.

     (c)  No person shall drive a moped which is carrying any other person nor shall any person other than the driver ride upon a moped.

     (d)  Subsections (b) and (c) shall not apply to three-wheeled mopeds designed to carry a driver and passenger seated side by side.

     (e)  Three-wheeled mopeds shall be insured for liability and property damage, excluding personal injury protection. [L 1978, c 175, pt of §15; am L 2006, c 63, §1; am L 2008, c 197, §1; am L 2021, c 214, §7]