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Traffic tips are provided by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and the Maryland Driver’s Manual

From the Maryland Drivers Manual:

All traffic laws apply to drivers of mopeds and motor scooters. Drivers of cars must always be alert for mopeds and scooters, as their size makes them very difficult to see.

Mopeds and scooters may be ridden on any roadways where the posted maximum speed limit is 50 miles per hour or less. They may be riding side-by-side or alone, and on the roadway or on the shoulder. Generally, they are to be ridden as near to the right side of the roadway as practical and safe.

A Class M motorcycle license is not required.  However, each individual operating a moped or a motor scooter on any roadway in Maryland must have a driver license of some class issued in this state or from his or her state of residency.  A moped operator’s permit issued to the individual is also valid.  The MVA will not issue a moped operator’s permit to any individual whose driver’s license is suspended or revoked.

Maryland vehicle law requires all motor scooters and mopeds to be titled and insured.  All motor scooter and moped operators must hold a valid driver’s license or a moped operator’s permit and wear a helmet and eye protection. All motor scooters must display a title decal on the rear of the vehicle.


David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...