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Hoping to stop scooter-stealers, DMV now registering mopeds

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Posted at 11:05 AM, Dec 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-14 14:05:39-05
A law aimed at stopping scooter thieves in Nevada says moped owners need to register their vehicles with the DMV or face a citation in the new year.
 
The new requirement comes after state lawmakers passed a bill in 2015 calling for moped registration.
 
Democratic state Sen. Mo Denis led the charge, saying hundreds of scooters are stolen each year but owners have no easy way of proving the vehicles belong to them and often can't get them back from impound lots.
 
Moped owners must bring their vehicle to the DMV to determine the vehicle identification number and verify whether the vehicle is a moped or a motorcycle. Mopeds don't require a motorcycle-specific driver's license, insurance or a helmet, while motorcycles do.
 
One-time fees for registration are about $60.