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Motor Scooter and Moped Registration & Rules

At Salisbury University, please be reminded that scooters and mopeds must be registered with the Parking Services Office and display a valid SU parking decal affixed to the outside fork. The cost of a motor scooter or moped parking decal is $20. There are designated parking spaces for scooters and mopeds in all campus parking lots. Motor scooters are not permitted to be driven on sidewalks or on the interior of the campus. Mopeds can be driven on the sidewalks. No vehicles are permitted to park on the grass or landscaped areas of the campus and no vehicle is to exceed 10 mph while on campus property.

New State of Maryland Laws Effective October 1, 2012

Applicable to Motor Scooters and Mopeds

We have been advised that new State of Maryland laws for motor scooters and mopeds will go into effect on Monday, October 1, 2012.  See http://www.mva.maryland.gov/About-MVA/Laws/new-scooter-laws.htm for information related to this new law. This notice is to ensure that all owners of motor scooters and mopeds are aware of significant changes in the laws to avoid fines associated with the new state regulations. 

Beginning October 1, the following regulations will become law

TITLED: All motor scooters and mopeds will be required to be titled by the Motor Vehicle Administration. Owners will be able to obtain titling information through the MVA website at www.mva.maryland.gov beginning October 1. When the title is obtained, the vehicle owner will be provided with a decal that must be displayed on the rear of the vehicle.

HELMETS: All drivers and passengers of motor scooters and mopeds will be required to wear motorcycle helmets that meet safety standards set by the United States Department of Transportation. Drivers and passengers must also wear eye protection, unless the vehicle is equipped with a windscreen 

INSURED: Motor scooter and moped owners will be required to insure their vehicles. They must obtain at least the minimum vehicle liability insurance and must carry proof of the insurance with them whenever they are operating the scooter or moped 

Maryland law defines a motor scooter as a non-pedal vehicle that has a seat for the operator; has two wheels, of which one is ten or more inches in diameter; has a step through chassis; has a motor with a rating of 2.7 brake horsepower or less, or a 50 cc engine or less; and is equipped with an automatic transmission.

A moped is defined as a bicycle that is designed to be operated by human power with the assistance of a motor; is equipped with pedals that can drive the rear wheel(s); has two or three wheels, one of which is more than 14 inches in diameter; has a motor with a rating of 1.5 brake horsepower or less and a 50 cc engine or less.

These new requirements are in addition to the existing laws which require operators of motor scooters and mopeds to possess a valid driver's license or a moped operator's permit. For more information, visit http://www.mva.maryland.gov/.

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Penalties & Fines

Effective October 1, 2012, Maryland law requires that all motorized scooter and moped riders must:

*TITLE their vehicle and display a decal
*WEAR a DOT approved HELMET
*WEAR EYE PROTECTION or have a VEHICLE WINDSCREEN
*HAVE INSURANCE

Failure to comply will result in traffic citations that carry these penalties:

No Helmet ...................................................$110 Fine
No Eye Protection or Windscreen ...................$110 Fine
No Insurance.................................................$290 Fine
No Title Decal Displayed ................................$70 Fine

You may apply for a vehicle title online at: www.mva.maryland.gov , or you may apply at any Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration location.

Salisbury University also requires that all motorized scooters and mopeds be registered with the Parking Services Office located at the East Campus Complex. Drivers are required to display a valid SU permit affixed to the outside fork. The cost of a motor scooter or moped parking permit is $20.

Failure to comply will result in parking citations that carry these penalties:

Failure to Register ......................................$40 Fine
Improper Parking Area...............................$40 Fine
Parking in Grass Etc. .................................$15 Fine

For additional information contact:

Parking Services at 410-543-6338 or Salisbury University Police at 410-543-6222

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