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Rules of the road could change for moped drivers

The rules of the road could change for people on mopeds in Indiana. 

On Wednesday, Indiana lawmakers will start debating a new law that would require a license to drive a moped.

Any given day you may see a handful of mopeds on the streets of Evansville. Right now, moped operators in Indiana don't need insurance. They don't even need a license.
     
But this bill would change all that. House Bill 1523 sets strict rules for using mopeds. It creates a new moped license.

Mopeds would have to be registered and users would have to pay registration fees and state and county taxes.
 
You'd have to have proof of insurance, just like drivers do.
     
This bill still has a long way to go, but for some it's the right idea.

"A lot of younger kids that are getting on them and they're not really watching out. It's not really them all the time. It's traffic can't see them either, so I think you should have some kind of license to operate one of them," said Wyatt Miller, who is in favor of the bill.

"I think it's good that they don't. It gives people opportunities that are in recovery due to DUIs to actually be able to get out there, get a job, get away to work. People who are just trying to stable themselves and get back on their feet," said Elise Vaughn, who is against the bill. 

As that woman mentioned, some people drive mopeds because they've lost their license.
     
Under this proposal, you still don't need a driver's license, but you would need the new moped license.
 
Lawmakers are expected to hear the bill on Wednesday.

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