Do You Know Nevada Moped Laws?
A man recently lost his life in a motor scooter crash near Boulder Highway and King Street. The crash occurred when the motor scooter hit a loaded shopping cart being pushed across the street by a pedestrian. The man was thrown from his motor scooter and later died from his injuries. This tragic accident reminds us to focus on safety on the roads. Do you know Nevada rules for motor scooters (mopeds)? Below we will discuss Nevada moped laws.
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What Is a Moped?
Under Nevada Revised Statute (NRS) 482.069 “moped” means:
- A motor-driven scooter, motor-driven cycle or similar vehicle that is propelled by a small engine which produces not more than 2 gross brake horsepower, has a displacement of not more than 50 cubic centimeters or produces not more than 1500 watts final output, and:
- Is designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground but is not a tractor; and
- Is capable of a maximum speed of not more than 30 miles per hour on a flat surface with not more than 1 percent grade in any direction when the motor is engaged.
The term does not include an electric bicycle or an electric scooter.
Now that you understand what a moped is, we will discuss Nevada moped laws. If you are injured in a Las Vegas moped accident that is not your fault, consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Anthem Injury Lawyers are an experienced team of personal injury lawyers. Our office is in Henderson and we handle personal injury cases in Las Vegas and vicinity. Insurance companies are not motivated to pay you what you deserve as an accident victim. Our personal injury lawyers can protect your rights and help you gain the just compensation you are entitled to. Time is of the essence: don’t wait to have our Las Vegas personal injury lawyers take your case and work towards getting you the compensation you deserve. Our Las Vegas legal team knows how to navigate the system so you can concentrate on recovering from your injuries. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.
What Are Nevada Moped Laws?
Nevada moped laws are meant to keep everyone safe. In Nevada, liability insurance is not required for a moped. However, the following are required in Nevada:
- A driver’s license (any class). In Nevada, you must hold a valid driver’s license to operate a moped on public streets. In Nevada, the minimum age to obtain a driver license is 16.
- Helmet. In Nevada, helmet use is required on a moped.
- Vehicle registration and a license plate. Moped registration and inspection will be discussed in more detail below.
- Safe riding. Rider safety will also be discussed in more detail below.
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To register your moped in Nevada, you must bring the vehicle to a DMV office for an inspection. You will use the Moped Registration Application/Inspection (VP 30) form. The inspection will do the following:
- Determine whether the vehicle meets the definition of a moped.
- Establish the Vehicle Identification Number.
In Nevada, registration is one time only. The registration will remain valid as long as the owner retains the vehicle. Please note that a new moped inspection will be required whenever ownership is transferred or a new registration is completed. Without a full registration, a moped is not legally permitted on Nevada public highways.
Even if you follow the law and practice safe driving, a driver can still injure you on a moped. If a Nevada driver injures you on a moped, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. Anthem Injury Lawyers is a team of experienced, dedicated personal injury lawyers and case managers. Based in Henderson, Nevada, we work with clients all over the Las Vegas area. We offer years of experience protecting the rights of car accident victims. This is the level of expertise you need to receive maximum compensation for injuries sustained in your Las Vegas moped accident. Now is the best time to call our personal injury law office and schedule an appointment to tell us the details of your accident case. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.
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Moped riders must have proper safety equipment and ride their moped in a safe manner. In Nevada, mopeds are not required to have turn signals. However, they must have almost all the same safety equipment as a motorcycle in order to be driven on any public street. This includes head lamps, tail lamps, and stop lamps. A moped that is not properly equipped may not be operated on public streets.
Moped riders have the same rights and responsibilities as other drivers. The limitations of mopeds mean that moped riders have additional responsibilities to ensure safe riding. Moped riders must remain in the extreme right-hand lane of any road unless:
- There is only a single lane of traffic in the direction of travel of the moped.
- Preparing to make a left turn. Turn must be made within one-quarter mile from entering lane.
- Driving in the extreme right-hand lane would not be safe.
- Directed by a police officer.
Safe driving is everyone’s responsibility. If a driver injures you, contact an experienced Las Vegas lawyer. Anthem Injury Lawyers have experienced car accident lawyers who are ready to help you. Our Las Vegas car accident lawyers will take on your case and work hard to win for you. Our years of experience are exactly what you need to go up against insurance companies who are not motivated to award you significant compensation for your injuries. We can get that compensation for you. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.
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We hope these tips help you stay safe on the roads. If a moped accident injures you or a loved one, you should speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer in Las Vegas. A personal injury lawyer will work aggressively to protect your rights and help you receive maximum compensation. A personal injury lawyer will work aggressively to protect your rights and help you receive maximum compensation.
You need a highly skilled legal team to represent your interests in your Las Vegas moped accident case. Award-winning personal injury law firm Anthem Injury Lawyers is a team of experienced, dedicated personal injury lawyers. We are based in Henderson, Nevada, and serve clients throughout the Las Vegas area. With over 25 years of experience, Anthem Injury Lawyers specializes in personal injury claims. Don’t wait. Right now is the best time to get our Las Vegas personal injury lawyers working for you. Time is of the essence. Don’t wait to tell us the details about your Las Vegas moped accident. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.