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State Police Berlin Barrack conducts scooter initiative

If you are in Ocean City this week, you may notice a couple of changes as you drive down Coastal Highway. The speed limit, normally 40 mph through North Ocean City, has been reduced to 30 mph, and Downtown, the speed limit has also been reduced. This is due to the expected, unauthorized H2Oi Pop-Up Rally.  It is reasonable to expect heavier than usual traffic, noise and strict enforcement of vehicle laws during the week and weekend.

(Oct. 12, 2012) With the new motor vehicle laws passed in October, the Maryland State Police Berlin Barrack is conducting a scooter enforcement initiative. The ongoing initiative is designed to educate and enforce the new laws for operating motor scooters in Worcester County.

The new law that took effect Oct. 1 requires that all motor scooter and moped riders must wear an approved helmet (DOT, ANSI, SNELL); wear eye protection or have a vehicle windscreen; have insurance for their scooter or moped; and title their vehicle and display a decal from the Motor Vehicle Administration.

Failure to comply with these laws will result in traffic citations that carry the follow penalties: nNo helmet: $110 n No eye protection or windscreen: $110 nNo insurance: $290 nNo title or MVA decal: $70

These new laws are in addition to all laws in effect to the proper operator of motor scooters and mopeds. For more information on the traffic laws and vehicle titles for motor scooters and mopeds, visit any Motor Vehicle Administration location orwww.mva.maryland.gov.

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