General Assembly
3:17 pm
Fri July 4, 2014

New Laws Part 4

This week some laws take effect that impact Virginia motorists-and they're not necessarily punitive. In fact, some were passed because drivers asked for them. 

The number of medical indicators allowed on driver's licenses has increased. The DMV’s Sunni Brown says previously, only hearing or speech impairments and insulin-dependent diabetes could be listed, but now:

She says the none-too-popular hybrid vehicle tax is gone for most drivers.
Brown adds that drivers will need to dig a little deeper into their pockets.
 
Brown also says service members have some extra time.

Finally, moped operators must title and register their vehicles, carry state-issued IDs, and wear head protection similar to motorcyclists.
 
And motorists are now required to drive at a uniform 35-miles-per-hour on all unpaved roads statewide.