Sometimes when you see something you can't believe, you think your mind is playing tricks on you.  When I was driving with my fiancé to dinner in downtown Sioux Falls, I noticed something rather strange...a guy was riding his scooter on Minnesota Avenue with the other cars on the road.

I know you're probably thinking what’s so strange about this particular situation? Well, there was just one problem. He was literally riding his scooter in the middle of Minnesota Avenue during rush hour traffic. Cars were backed up on the street.

Are you kidding me??  I'm all for people getting outside and enjoying a hobby.  However, this guy could have caused a major accident.  The circumstances were already treacherous with cars coming in every direction and people racing to get home from work! Furthermore, this driver wasn't wearing a helmet. That's just not safe.

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I couldn't believe what I was seeing, and it made me wonder, is it illegal to ride your scooter on the road in the state of South Dakota?  The answer is a little confusing.

Whether you're riding a motorcycle or a motorized scooter, South Dakota requires all drivers to have a license or permit with them at all times. Particularly for scooters, drivers do not need a separate license for riding them on the roads. The South Dakota Department of Public Safety explains the law for scooters:

You must possess a valid operator's license or restricted minor's permit. A moped is defined as a motor-driven cycle equipped with two or three wheels, with an engine no larger than 50cc and not requiring clutching or shifting by the operator.

Different ordinances for motorized and foot scooters are also in place throughout South Dakota cities. Just like there are guidelines for bikers, those rules also apply to people riding scooters in the City of Sioux Falls.  Drivers should give riders at least 3-feet of distance when on the road.

It should go without saying that all drivers should still exercise some common sense when traveling the roadways. Stay cautious and always keep your eyes on the road!

The 6 Types of South Dakota Drivers You Deal With Every Winter

Every year it snows in Sioux Falls. We may live in denial during the spring and summer, but it happens.

When the snow falls on the Falls, life in the city does not stop. We all still have to go to work, school, and the liquor I mean go get snacks.

When you tackle the snowy routes around town you tend to run across six types of drivers in the snow.

10 Most Dangerous Cities in South Dakota

Cities on the east and west side of the Missouri River have made the latest list of South Dakota's Most Dangerous Cities for 2021.

Roadsnacks recently released its most 'Dangerous Cities' list and here in The Mount Rushmore state there are a few surprises, especially at the top. To determine the most dangerous cities in the state, Roadsnacks looked at the FBI's report on the latest violent crime, along with property crime statistics.

And surprisingly, the town with the most murders per capita in the state has less than 3,000 residents. Take a look at the list below.

For a look at the detailed list, visit Story Source: Roadsncaks

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