Rules of the Road

Do you know… our traffic rules apply to pedestrians, bicycles, cars and even skateboards?

Our meandering island roads are beautiful and are generally wide enough for two-way traffic. It is a little different when there are walkers, runners, and cyclers on the road. SIPOA has rules that will keep everyone safe:

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  • Bicycles and tricycles have the right-of-way at all traffic islands.
  • Bicycle riders must ride single file going with the traffic, stop for stop signs, and obey other applicable traffic rules.
  • Pedal Assist Bicycles (Class 1 only) are permitted and must be registered with SIPOA Administration and display a SIPOA bicycle decal.
  • Bicycles may not be ridden after dark unless equipped with lights and reflectors and may not be ridden on the boardwalks.
  • All cyclists are encouraged to wear helmets when riding.
  • Pedestrians and joggers must walk or run facing traffic and have the right-of-way over all vehicles.
  • Vehicles must not pass bicycles and tricycles at traffic islands and must maintain a safe distance behind bicycles and tricycles at all times.
  • Vehicles may not use the oncoming lane of a traffic island in order to get around slower moving vehicles, bicyclists, joggers or walkers.
  • Vehicles may not pass each other on Seabrook Island roads.
  • Roller skates, roller blades, skateboards, and non-motorized scooters may be used on Seabrook Island roads. Their use is restricted to daylight hours, traveling single file and facing oncoming traffic.

These are taken from SIPOA Rules and Regulations, Section III. D. 1-5.

Property owners should share this information with visitors and rental guests.

Tidelines Editors

Updated February 2023

Updated February 2023