Moped owners will have to have insurance by July 1

Published 3:34 pm Thursday, April 21, 2016

The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles is sending 26,799 letters to moped owners reminding them about a new law that will require the vehicles to carry liability insurance beginning July 1. Letters are being mailed this week to moped owners whose vehicles are registered with the state agency.

Moped owners must provide proof of liability insurance coverage from their insurance company or take a Certificate of Liability Insurance form, available from their insurance carrier, to their local license plate agency. They may also provide the insurance company’s name and policy number to the local agency. Failure to provide proof of insurance could result in their license plate being revoked.

Once the state receives insurance information from a moped owner, the owner will be issued a corrected registration card showing the insurance information for the moped.

Mopeds were first required to register with the state in July 2015. The requirement for insurance coverage was added in a law passed by the General Assembly to become effective a year later.