mopeds on any Interstate Highway System is prohibited by Virginia Law.
Operation of mopeds on
highways and public vehicular areas by persons under age 16 is prohibited by
•No moped shall be
driven on any highway or public vehicular area faster than 35 miles per hour. Operating a moped faster than 35 miles per hour is
deemed by Virginia law to be operating a motorcycle, which requires you to title and register the
moped as a motorcycle and obtain a motorcycle license.
•Moped riders must
carry some form of identification that includes name, address, and date of
•Although you do
not need a driver's license to operate a moped, you may not operate a moped if
you have been declared a
habitual offender or your license is suspended or revoked for driving under
the influence of alcohol or
•Moped drivers are required to abide by the same
traffic laws and regulations as automobile drivers.
Detailed information on Virginia's traffic laws and regulations is available
in the Driver's Manual. In
addition, certain local governments may impose restrictions on moped
operation. Violations of the moped
laws are considered a traffic infraction and convictions will appear on your
•All DUI laws
apply to mopeds operated on public highways.