Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Scooter Registration Likely to Improve Safety ; OTHER VIEW

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Scooter Registration Likely to Improve Safety ; OTHER VIEW

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This editorial originally appeared in The Tribune, Seymour, Ind.

Motorized bicycles, or mopeds, are popular among riders who want maximum fuel savings for local errands and also among those without a driver's license. But currently, there is no requirement that the riders know even the rudiments of traffic safety laws; and the mopeds aren't licensed, which makes tracking them almost impossible if they are stolen.

Both problems would be resolved by a bill co-authored by Rep. Milo Smith, R-Columbus. The proposal would require moped drivers across Indiana to take written driving tests and get license plates starting in 2015.

Smith said he hopes the law will make moped drivers and other motorists safer by ensuring moped drivers know basic traffic laws.

He's been arguing for tighter moped restrictions ever since he noticed an acquaintance driving a moped after losing his license after a drunken driving conviction. He said he thinks it is wrong for a person who broke traffic laws to drive on the streets. …

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