ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Maryland mo-ped riders will have to wear helmets and eye protection beginning Monday.
The new law also requires that motor scooters and mo-peds be titled and insured. And scooter drivers must also have either a valid driver's license or a mo- ped/scooter permit. Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration spokeswoman Caryn Coyle says that means anyone with a suspended or revoked driver's license is breaking the law if they ride a scooter.
The spokeswoman says those caught without helmets, eye protection or a windscreen can be fined up to $500.
Drivers of motor scooters and mo-peds are required to follow the same rules of the road as bicycles. Maryland has about 3,500 motor scooters.
(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
This cutie needs a new home. She's WTOP's Pet of the Week.
Doctors saved this boy's life with a medical first involving a printer.
"Jenny from the Block" wants you to buy Verizon phones from her.
Which big cat had some trouble coughing this up? (Photos)