Moped Law and Legal Definition

A moped is defined as "[a] vehicle that has two or three wheels, no external shifting device, and a motor that does not exceed 50 cubic centimeters piston displacement and cannot propel the vehicle at a speed greater than 30 miles per hour on a level surface." Under North Carolina law, mopeds are expressly excluded from the definition of a motor vehicle. United States v. Cauthen, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 105361 (M.D.N.C. Nov. 10, 2009)