(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.