So in Maryland we have a bill that has passed, and it will go into effect in October of 2012. They were thinking of making Maryland a title and registration state, AND insurance, but the registration part got struck out.
The insurance part Im not sure about.
It appears that in October, we will have to title our mopeds and get some sort of permanent sticker. Also we will have to wear helmets and eye protection.
I am confused about the insurance issue...."allows insurance companies to exclude mopeds or motor scooters from benefits" so letting insurance companies NOT cover you, but are they requiring any insurance?
"requiring an owner or prospective owner of a moped or motor
scooter to obtain or maintain certain security"===what does that mean? Is that insurance?
Anyway what does that mean for us with 35 year old peds? The state of Maryland is AWFUL when it comes to trailers. I have a trailer that was originally sold in a state that did NOT require titles for trailers when it was made way back in '84, and Maryland has NO provision for titling such a trailer, I had to get a Maine tag for it. (unless you lie and say it is a homemade trailer, then they will issue you a title) SO point is, if my Ped never had a title or it did but its been lost for 30 years, I wonder if I will be able to continue to ride it?!?!?
Really, the $20 fee and the excise tax....its just another way for that fucking crook Omalley to put his hands in our pockets. (edited)