With high fuel prices, US consumers are buying less gasoline, and the demand for scooters and mopeds is growing. Cale Arneson, the Sales Manager at U Motors tells WDay: “We sold over 50 scooters last year and I’d assume if gas prices keep going where there going, you know, we could see an increase of up to 75 to 100 scooters.” Mopeds and scooters are also in demand because they are covered by less regulation. People whose licenses are suspended fro driving under the influence, are free to commute on mopeds in some American states. Moped drivers are also not required to wear helmets for their protection even though they get into accidents. The demand is so high that mopeds and scooter are increasingly being stolen! It can take as little as 10 seconds for a thief to steal a moped by hot wiring, or simply by wheeling it away.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Posted by Chrissy at 9:15 PM