Conservatively Speaking

State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.

Mopeds, too


From the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) website:

“Do I need a license to drive a moped?

A driver license is required.

They (moped drivers) can operate a moped with a Class D regular or probationary license. However, it is not legal to operate a moped with only a valid instruction permit.

A moped is:

Any of the following vehicles (excluding a tractor) capable of speeds not more than 30 mph, with 150 lb. Rider on a dry, level, hard surface with no wind, a power source as an integral part of the vehicle, and a seat for the operator:

  • A bicycle-type vehicle with fully operative pedals and an engine certified by the manufacturer at not more than 130cc.
  • A Type 1 motorcycle with an automatic transmission and engine certified at not more than 50cc. “

What it means is that the provision included in the current state budget that mandated auto insurance rate increases effective June 1, 2010 also applies to mopeds and scooters.

There is 
a concern that the new law will hurt poor moped-riding students. Shouldn’t the proponents have thought about this a long time ago?


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