Motor Scooter and Moped Safety Tips

  • Wear bright or reflective clothing.

  • Operators and passengers must wear U.S. Department of Transportation certified helmets and eye protective devises unless the vehicle has a windshield.

  • Don't ride in another motorist's blind spot.

  • Your vehicle may not be operated at a speed that exceeds 30 miles per hour.  Mopeds and motor sooters are prohibited from travelling on expressways, access highways or roads with posted speed limits of 50 miles per hour or more. Obey the speed limits and never travel faster than your skill level or than the conditions allow.

  • Use your turn signals along with hand signals when making turns or changing lanes.

  • Use extra caution at intersections, parking lot entrances and exits, and driveways.

  • Keep both hands on the handlebars and both feet on the floorboards while riding.

  • Never leave your moped or motor scooter unattended with the engine running.

  • Avoid hitting road hazards, such as sharp bumps and holes in the road surface, to avoid loss of control or damage to your moped.

  • Be especially conscious of traffic from behind due to the likely speed difference between other traffic and your moped.

  • Know where your blind spots are and check them frequently because mirrors only allow a partial view behind you.

  • Do not carry a passenger, unless the vehicle is designed to carry two people.

  • Make sure that all required safety equipment (headlights, brake lights, brakes, mirrors, etc.) are in proper working condition.

  • Maintain a good distance between you and the cars around you.

  • Most important of all: Do not drink and drive.