The Minister of Internal Affairs of Georgia, Vakhtang Gomelauri, this week recognized that moped drivers cannot be controlled with video cameras and that there are frequent road accidents caused by mopeds. As such, he said, in the near future, drivers of mopeds will also need a driver’s license.
“We are working on it. You will agree that mopeds are a challenge to the city. The main problem is that we cannot control their movement with video cameras; we cannot fine drivers for traffic violations. They are able to move freely and, unfortunately, there are frequent road accidents as a result. But soon, mopeds will have to be registered and owners will need a driver’s license.”
The Minister noted that there has been no significant increase in the death statistics. “Actually, the traffic mortality rate is down. There are more frequent cases on powerful motorcycles that need a Category A driving license. The moped bill was submitted to Parliament in two readings and we will register it soon,” Gomelauri said.
By Ketevan Skhirtladze