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nraacct

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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 9:21:59 PM

A new bill in the North Carolina General Assembly could require moped drivers to carry insurance.

Lawmakers who support the new legislation, want to make sure that moped drivers have the same protections that automobile and motorcycle drivers so.
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MINIWINI598
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 3:07:44 AM

scary
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LilRedWagonIN
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 1:26:20 AM

Noisy, dangerous, low-skilled operators. It's everyone else on the road that need protection from them. Require insurance or ban them.
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jwalkerh
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 12:56:57 AM

Those are dangerous means of transportation...
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bston
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:24:22 PM

Those things would be a danger to the operator as well as other vehicles on the road!
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Yooperheart
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 8:19:56 PM

Only when you include lanes for those that use that type of two wheeler.
This could also go for the bicyclist.
Remember when horses owned the road.
Bicycles came before the Auto.
Share the road people, we all pay TAXES.
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stopspeculating
Sophomore Author Wisconsin

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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:06:15 AM

Those things shouldn't even be on the road, same with pedumbstrians, and those idiots on bicycles.
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Tommyguns45
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 8:51:31 AM

They need insurance, hospital kind.
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peabeax55
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 8:34:52 AM

Riding a moped in some cities is an instant death sentence. However, it is a very inexpensive way to commute when possible.
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Tacodan
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 8:32:46 AM

tax bicycles, tax walking, tax running......tax taking a poop !
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blupupher
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 8:03:02 AM

they don't already?
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Straitliner
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 7:15:14 AM

Insurance for them is a good idea.
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SBlouch
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 4:08:15 AM

Interesting article and before you know it, they will want to have insurance for bike riders too and throw in pedestrians as they too cause accidents.
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Amplion
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 2:50:05 AM

Money grubbers !!!
Reminds me of 'HERITAGE-PTL-USA'
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GasHunter0007
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 2:03:06 AM

Moving objects with motors and use the public roads like privately owned vehicles should be insured as they can get into a collusion with whatever and either hurt themselves, property or others.
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gcalleja
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 12:47:45 AM

Interesting!
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Cothrom
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 12:38:43 AM

Here in SC, driving a moped is part of the price you pay after a DUI. You don't have to register or insure them, just put a plate on the back with big MOPED letters and you are set
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iFueler
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 12:36:23 AM


        insurance is generally good to have when facing a law suit
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TheGoatWhisperer
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 12:16:28 AM

Maybe wildlife crossing roads ought to have insurance too?

Idle lawmaker minds are the devil`s workshop.
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JohnofGB
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 12:09:14 AM

We have some idiots that drive mopeds that think they can drive in main stream of traffic. In our state, they are supposed to operated like a bicycle, drive on the right hand side of the road. Nothing like driving in a 45 MPH zone and suddenly come up on a 25 MPH moped.
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lonewolf_947
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 12:07:32 AM

anything that is motorized & used in any roadways or highways should be insured ......
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Nicoalbum
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 12:06:46 AM

Any cyclist must be insured and carry a proof of insurance, as well as all pedestriams who dare to cross a road fit for motor vehicles.
Otherwise, stay home and mow your lawn
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1momsunshine
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 12:06:11 AM

agree.
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Blue_Cruzer
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 12:04:02 AM

I agree.
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Zing20
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 12:03:21 AM

They should be insured if they share the road.
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Jeff1944
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 11:58:48 PM

Moped drivers are few and DO NOT deserve the same status as other drivers, in my opinion.
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WalkingWV
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 11:56:24 PM

Required here.
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amerk73
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 11:54:20 PM

cool
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lesndave
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 11:48:32 PM

If it's on the road, it should be insured.
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andy1024
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 11:39:50 PM

Seems fair.
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7SPEEDY7
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 11:38:09 PM

Ok
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geepy
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 11:37:42 PM

lawmakers keep making laws
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TXRanger09
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 11:31:40 PM

I think the good state of NC should decide at how many cc's requires insurance.
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BuckyTJones
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 11:25:11 PM

I didnt relize people still used let alone making mopeds .
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 10:31:10 PM

any motor vehicle should be insured, thats common sense
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davenles
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 10:26:05 PM

Crazy.
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NedW
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 10:09:10 PM

Insurance a goes to lawmaker b and says, "your campaign for the next election cycle could use a little, couldn't it?"
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 10:04:50 PM

Makes sense
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RRBC
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 10:03:33 PM


Cash grab.

Next are strollers.
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MOREDLEG
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 10:02:11 PM

Another Good Idea Fairy, wanting to "protect" us. S...w them
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Carol7777
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 9:55:40 PM

I can see why one might want to make sure all motorized vehicles have insurance. However, I don't know how much they will charge; that could exorbitant.
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csblesson
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 9:52:13 PM

Why, they should also have their rights
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