Drunk Drivers of Mopeds Beware

The State newspaper reported Wednesday that a new prefiled bill would outlaw driving under the influence while on a moped. Currently mopeds are excluded from the definition of “motor vehicle” under South Carolina law. The bill, H. 3163, amends the definition of motor vehicle to remove the exclusion of mopeds, thus making any use of a moped while driving under the influence illegal. The text of the bill states as follows: SECTION    1.    Section 56-5-130 of the 1976 Code is amended to read: "Section 56-5-130.    Every vehicle which is … [Read more...]