2006 Code of Virginia § 46.2-915.2 - Ordinances providing for certain safety equipment for mopeds; effect of violation; penalt...

46.2-915.2. Ordinances providing for certain safety equipment for mopeds;effect of violation; penalty.

The governing body of any county, city, or town may, by ordinance, providethat every person operating a moped, as defined in 46.2-100, on a publicstreet or highway shall wear a face shield, safety glasses, or goggles of atype approved by the Superintendent or have his moped equipped with safetyglass or a windshield at all times while operating such vehicle, andoperators and passengers thereon, if any, shall wear protective helmets of atype approved by the Superintendent. A violation of any such ordinance shallnot constitute negligence, be considered in mitigation of damages of whatevernature, be admissible in evidence or be the subject of comment by counsel inany action for the recovery of damages arising out of the operation,ownership, or maintenance of a moped or motor vehicle, nor shall anything inthis section change any existing law, rule, or procedure pertaining to anysuch civil action. Any person who knowingly violates any such ordinance shallbe guilty of a traffic infraction and be subject to a fine of not more thanfifty dollars.

(1989, c. 6, 46.1-172.)

Disclaimer: These codes may not be the most recent version. Virginia may have more current or accurate information. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or the information linked to on the state site. Please check official sources.