Riding a scooter in Rehoboth, Lewes and Dewey Beach is a ton of fun, but there are a few rules of the road that one needs to follow.
According to local laws, the following are categorized as a Scooter/Moped:
- A Scooter has 2 wheels
- A Step-through chassis
- Is Powered by a motor
Scooter Permits and Parking
- Scooters must have a permit to park on City Streets, with the exception of parking at a parking meter.
- Scooters may NOT park on sidewalks or the boardwalk, or at bicycle racks or stations.
- Permits are available at the Parking Meter Division behind City Hall for $40.00.
- Scooters with permits may park in locations designed/marked as “Scooter Only” such as: Ends of most beach blocks and on Baltimore & Wilmington Avenues; Parking lot near the Senior Center on Christian Street; Behind the Fire Station on Rehoboth Avenue.
- Scooters with permits may park on residential streets in permit parking areas.
- Scooters without permits may park at meters and must pay meter fees.
- Parking fines will be the same as for cars.
Safe Scooter Habits
- Be a defensive driver
- Avoid distractions, including mobile phones and other devices, which can divert your attention, even with hands-free functionality.
- Aim high when looking out over the handlebars at the road.
- Keep your eyes moving, meaning don’t just stare at the road ahead; check mirrors and other views frequently.
- Leave yourself an out; this means anticipating what would happen if you had to swerve or slam on the brakes.
- Position both hands firmly but comfortably on handlebars.
- Never drive while feeling drowsy or sleepy; pull over at a rest stop or other safe place to take a break and get some real rest.
- Do not follow cars too close
- Wear a helmet
- Remember to always be courteous
- STAY ALERT!
- Have fun!
Do you have any questions you would like answered about the scooter laws in Rehoboth? Please do not hesitate to give us a call: 302 227 6807