I have heard news reports and read an article in The Sun News stating a new law allows mopeds to travel on highways with a speed limit less than 55 mph. This is wrong.
The new law in Section 56-2-3070, article E states a person may not operate a moped on a public highway that has a speed limit greater than 55 mph. This is a huge difference. Also, article D states that a person may not operate a moped in excess of 35 mph.
So let’s send the mopeds onto U.S. 17 Bypass. As I've said before, this legislation is unsafe and ridiculous. It allows folks that have had driver license suspensions for DUI to walk into any DMV office and get a moped license because mopeds do not have to be titled. Mopeds do not have to be insured, so we get to subsidize them by paying our under-insured and uninsured premiums.
Mopeds are not required to pay taxes, once again requiring the safe driving public to subsidize them.
Alan Sipe, Garden City Beach