Proposed Bill Would Require Bicycle Owners Over 16 To Register With NCDMV

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.

 

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