Town of Elkton, VA
Rockingham County
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[Added 9-19-2005]
Every person operating a moped, as defined in Virginia State Code § 46.2-100, on a public street shall wear a face shield, safety glasses, or goggles of a type approved by the Superintendent of Transportation or have his moped equipped with safety glass or a windshield at all times while operating such vehicle, and operators and passengers thereon, if any, shall wear protective helmets of a type approved by the Superintendent of Transportation. A violation of any such ordinance shall not constitute negligence, be considered in mitigation of damages of whatever nature, be admissible in evidence or be the subject of comment by counsel in any action for the recovery of damages arising out of the operation, ownership, or maintenance of a moped or motor vehicle, nor shall anything in this section change any existing law, rule, or procedure pertaining to any such civil action. Any person who knowingly violates this section shall be guilty of a traffic infraction and be subject to a fine of $50.
Every person 14 years of age or younger shall wear a protective helmet that at least meets the Consumer Product Safety Commission standard whenever riding or being carried on a bicycle, an electric personal assistive mobility device, or an electric power-assisted bicycle on any highway, sidewalk or public bicycle path. A violation of any such ordinance shall not constitute negligence, be considered in mitigation of damages of whatever nature, be admissible in evidence or be the subject of comment by counsel in any action for the recovery of damages arising out of the operation of any bicycle, electric personal assistive mobility device, or electric power-assisted bicycle, nor shall anything in this section change any existing law, rule, or procedure pertaining to any such civil action. Violation of this section shall be punishable by a fine of $25. However, such fine shall be suspended for first-time violators and for violators who, subsequent to the violation but prior to imposition of the fine, purchase helmets of the type required.