Dewey Beach sets pedicab standards

New regulations have been created for pedicabs and rickshaws in Dewey Beach.

Commissioner Rick Solloway says he drafted the ordinance based on rules already in place around the country. He says the rules will be a good addition to the city’s code based on public safety and what he witnessed last summer on the city’s streets at night, according to the News Journal.

The new law requires such vehicles that do business in town limits to have a permit and to display a decal on the back of the vehicle. All operators must be at least 18 years old and the business running the pedicabs must have valid insurance.

The vehicles must have a hydraulic or disc braking system as well as headlights and taillights.

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