Law enforcement officers told Eyewitness News moped accidents in the area are happening more often and becoming more dangerous.
Some lawmakers want to force the drivers to register their vehicles, get a license and insurance.
Anyone, even those with a revoked license for DWI, can drive a moped without a registration or insurance. Trooper David Ferguson said his office has seen a spike in the number of moped accidents.
"We have arrested several people for DWI on mopeds," Ferguson said.
Eyewitness News checked with the state Department of Motor Vehicles and found the number of moped accidents statewide jumped 20 percent between 2010 and 2011 and more of those crashes are injuring people.
"You do typically see them get hurt worse on a moped," Ferguson said.
A bill in North Carolina's house would require drivers to get a license, insurance and register their vehicles.
"Most of us on the Highway Patrol we feel that would definitely be an asset," Ferguson said.
Others said they have mixed feelings, saying it could hurt those who have no other way to get around.
The author of the bill said he could remove the license requirement to help people who have no other way to get to work.