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ATTACHMENT <br />Ord.No.97-72 <br />July 22,1997 <br />Page lofi <br />PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY CODE <br />CHAPTER 13.MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC <br />Article XIIA.RIDING ON MOPEDS <br />Sec.13-366.Safety equipment for mopeds;helmets required <br />. <br />Every person operating a moped.as defined in the §46.2-100 of the Code of <br />Virginia.on any public street or highway in the County.shall wear a face shield,safety <br />glasses.or goggles of a type approved by the superintendent of the state police,or have <br />his or her moped equipped with a windshield at all times while operating such vehicle,and <br />Qpçrators and passengers thereon,if any.shall wear protective helmets of a type approved <br />byihe superintendent of the state police.A violation of this section shall not constitute <br />~gligence.be considered in mitigation of damages of whatever nature,be admissible in <br />evidence or be the subject of comment by counsel in any action for the recovery of <br />damages arising out of the operation.ownership,or maintenance of a moped or motor <br />vehicle,nor shall anything in this section change any existing law,rule or procedure <br />pertaining to any such civil action.Any person who knowingly violates this section shall <br />be guilty of a traffic infraction and be subject to a fine of not more than fifty dollars. <br />State law reference:Enabling authority:§46.2-9 15.2,VA Code Ann. <br />*** <br />aml:mophei