Originally Posted by JHVA
VA Law: 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.
Matt Danielson (McGrath Law Group in Richmond VA) was in support of legislation in the General Assembly that would not count incidents of speeding by mopeds/scooters against motorcycle statistics. Politicians have a funny way of exploiting statistics for their own purpose.
Yep, that's been a loophole for a long time. Starting July 1st, 2014, mopeds will require a tag and will be considered a motorcycle, so those tickets will count against them.