Moped Riders Now Must Wear Helmets Starting Today

One Of Many New Laws Taking Place Starting Tuesday

Mitch Kelly
October 01, 2019 - 6:40 am

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - A new month means plenty of new laws for Nevada, including a new law targeting moped drivers.

Beginning Tuesday, moped riders must now wear a helmet. The new law, State Bill 408, covers not only moped drivers but drivers of tri-mobile vehicles as well. 

A rule of thumb to remember if you're wondering whether a helmet is mandatory: If you ride it (saddle seat) and it has handle bars - helmet If you drive it, and it has a steering wheel - no helmet.

State Bill 408 was passed during the 2019 Nevada Legislative session