HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES
40-2305. Personal delivery devices. (1) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, a personal delivery device as defined in section 49-117, Idaho Code, is authorized to operate on sidewalks, crosswalks, and the sides or berms of highways; provided, however, that this section does not restrict a county, municipality, or highway district from otherwise adopting regulations for the safe operation of personal delivery devices consistent with this section.
(2) All personal delivery devices shall obey all traffic and pedestrian control devices and signs.
(3) A personal delivery device operating on sidewalks and crosswalks has all the rights and duties applicable to a pedestrian under the same circumstances, except that the personal delivery device shall not unreasonably interfere with pedestrians or traffic and shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians on sidewalks and crosswalks.
(4) All personal delivery devices shall include a plate or marker that identifies the name and contact information of the operator of the personal delivery device and a unique identifying device number.
(5) All personal delivery devices shall be equipped with a braking system that, when active or engaged, enables the personal delivery device to come to a controlled stop.
(6) No personal delivery device shall transport hazardous materials or hazardous wastes that are regulated pursuant to the hazardous materials transportation act, 49 U.S.C. 5101-5128, and require placarding pursuant to subpart F of 49 CFR 172.
(7) No personal delivery device shall be operated on a public highway in the state, except on the side or berm of the road or to the extent necessary to cross a crosswalk.
(8) No personal delivery device shall operate on a sidewalk or crosswalk unless the personal delivery device operator is controlling or monitoring the navigation and operation of the personal delivery device.
[40-2305, added 2017, ch. 147, sec. 4, p. 364; am. 2022, ch. 98, sec. 1, p. 340.]