Georgia Moped Law (O.C.G.A. § 40-6-350)

Legal Commentary . This Georgia statute, similar to the Georgia statute on low speed vehicles in O.C.G.A. § 40-6-360, provides that moped operators receive all the same rights and are subject to all the same duties of other drivers in Georgia except the following requirements for motorcycles in the respective Georgia statutes:

  1. Moped operators are not required for headlights and taillights to be on at all times for motorcycles in O.C.G.A. § 40-6-312

  2. Commissioner approved windshield are not required on a moped as required on motorcycles under O.C.G.A. § 40-6-315(b)

  3. Commissioner approved eye-protective devices are not required by moped drives as required on motorcycle operators under O.C.G.A. § 40-6-315(a)

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Section 40-6-350 Applicability of chapter to mopeds; exceptions

Every person operating a moped shall be granted all the rights and shall be subject to all the duties applicable to the driver of any other vehicle under this chapter except as to special regulations in this part and except as to those provisions of this chapter which by their nature can have no application. However, the operator of a moped shall not be required to comply with subsection (e) of Code Section 40-6-312, relating to headlights and taillights, or subsection (b) of Code Section 40-6-315, relating to windshields and eye-protective devices.

HISTORY: Code 1933, § 68A-1112, enacted by Ga. L. 1978, p. 2241, § 5; Ga. L. 1990, p. 2048, § 5.