Moped changes gaining traction

Moped drivers in Johnson County don’t have to take driver’s tests or register their bikes with the state.

But that could change soon. State lawmakers are considering requiring moped drivers across Indiana to take written driving tests and get license plates for their small motorized bikes starting in 2015.

Rep. Milo Smith, R-Columbus, who co-authored the proposal, hopes the law will make moped drivers and other motorists safer by ensuring moped drivers know basic traffic laws, he said.

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