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Nevada Requiring Moped Registration

Motorists with mopeds in Nevada will now have to get them registered with the state Department of Motor Vehicles and put license plates on them.

The Las Vegas Sun reports a law calling for that registration went into effect on Tuesday, but police won't start issuing citations until the start of the new year.

Unlike cars or motorcycles, the mopeds will not be registered annually, but there will still be a fee of roughly $60 to register them at the outset.

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The state says DMV offices will have to determine whether or not the vehicles in question fall into the state's guidelines of what a moped is, but in areas where there are no offices nearby, sheriff's departments can do the inspection.

Casey Morell is the coordinating producer of Nevada Public Radio's flagship broadcast State of Nevada and one of the station's midday newscast announcers. (He's also been interviewed by Jimmy Fallon, whatever that's worth.)