Scoot Safe

Scoot Safe! Sunny Isles Beach

Calling all Sunny Isles Beach residents and visitors with a motorized scooter – there’s a new requirement. The city is rolling out a motorized scooter registration program to enhance your safety and security. We’re introducing Scoot Safe! Sunny Isles Beach.

Why Register?

If you plan to operate your motorized scooter within city limits, it’s now required to complete the registration process under Ordinance 2023-609. But here’s the good news – this registration is not just about following the rules; it’s about safeguarding your scooter. In the unfortunate event of theft and other security concerns, having your scooter registered can make all the difference.

Get Your Decal: It’s Easy!

Getting on board with the program is easy as a breeze. Just go online and register your motorized scooter. Once you’re all set, we’ll send you a decal in the mail. This decal is like your scooter’s very own badge – simply pop it on the front of your scooter (we recommend within 12 inches from the top), and you’re ready to hit the road!

Register Now

In addition to registration, this ordinance outlines some important rules for safe scooter operation. Here’s the scoop:

  • Follow Traffic Signals: Just like any other vehicle, riders must obey official traffic-control signals and signs. It’s all about keeping everyone safe and sound.
  • Speed Limit: Motorized scooters should not exceed 15 miles per hour on sidewalks and should not exceed 20 miles per hour on the roadway. It’s a fun ride, but let’s keep it safe.
  • Safety First: If you’re under 16, don’t forget to wear your helmet. We’ve got your noggin covered!
  • Solo Ride: Scooters are meant for one person at a time, so it’s all about your solo adventure.
  • Ride With Traffic: Scooters must ride with the flow of traffic and follow traffic signals, using extra caution around intersections and driveways.
  • Stay in Line: If you are riding alongside another scooter rider, you must ride in a single file line.
  • Ears Open: While cruising, ditch the cell phone, headset, headphone, or listening device, except for a hearing aid. We need you to stay aware of your surroundings.
  • Be Visible: Your scooter should sport a reflective front white light, visible from 500 feet away, and a reflective rear red light, visible from 600 feet away. Safety first, even in the dark!

Regarding penalties for violations, the following protocol will be applied:

First violation: written warning

Second violation: minimum fine of $25

Third and Subsequent Violations: Minimum fine of $50, with a maximum penalty of $500 for a single violation. Violators may face non-criminal traffic or pedestrian infractions. Officers have the authority to confiscate the scooter.

For more information about Ordinance 2023-609, please call Code Compliance at 305.792.1760.