A bill filed on Monday would require each bicycle used by a person 16 years old or older on a public street or highway to be registered with the North Carolina Divison Of Motor Vehicles.
The legislation was introduced by Representative Jeffrey Elmore (R – Alexander). The proposal goes on to read that the annual registration fee would be $10 and that the fees would be used by NCDOT for bicycle safety related projects, including bicycle lanes, signage, safety education and bicycle helmet grants for minors.
NCDMV would issue a registration card and registration plate suitable sized for a bicycle to be attached to the rear of the bicycle.
Any person found guilty of an infraction would be fined not more than $25. Warning tickets would be issued for the first 6 months after the bill became law.
The bill will be assigned to a committee for review.