Mopeds have become a common form of transportation among the streets of towns such as Kitty Hawk, Nags Head and Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Mopeds are a great economical and fun form of transportation. They are easy to maneuver and operate on the congested summer streets in the Outer Banks. Many locals own them and they can also be purchased or rented on the island.
Moped operators do not fare well in accidents involving the moped and a car. Head injury, cervical spine injury, broken limbs and eternal organ damage are common results of these terrible accidents. It could take months, or even years, of rehabilitation to fully recover from a moped accident.
The mopeds are under "50cc’s" which means you're not required to have a drivers license or insurance to operate. For many people who have had previous drinking and driving infractions, these vehicles are commonly utilized. Whether that's a good thing is debatable.
Speeds are limited to less than 35 mph which can cause a problem when sharing the roadway with licensed vehicles in areas where the speed limit exceeds 35 mph. The moped's visual profile is smaller compared to even a motorcycle.
Bright colored clothing or reflective gear and a helmet are an important part of staying safe while operating these types of vehicles. Always remember that these are recreational vehicles and should not be driven on highways where cars, trucks, tractor trailers, etc. reign.
If you have been involved in a moped accident and have suffered an injury please contact us for information about your rights. Our phone number is 1-800-752-042.