Moped Dangers

There are 34 comments on the WLFI Lafayette story from Sep 17, 2008, titled Moped Dangers. In it, WLFI Lafayette reports that:

An increase in the number of mopeds on the road is bringing an increase in accidents.

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Watertown, SD

#21 Oct 17, 2008
Eric and his sympathisers are total jerkoffs! If you guys think they deserve to get hit...why don't you put your face in front of my fist and that way you will deserve to get hit! And yes, that's a challenge dudes!

Chicago, IL

#22 Oct 17, 2008
i love mopeds
Bla bla bla bla bla

United States

#23 Oct 18, 2008
Mopeds drivers should require a special "moped license". There should have to pass a written and driving test for a moped. They should learn the rules of the road, just like anyone else who drives a car on the road, should do.

Yes, I have a problem with mopeds who lead a long line of traffic going under the speed limit...especially when there is a shoulder on the road the 52 bypass hill.

Noone deserves to get hit...ERIC. And it sounds like you might have some issues that should be addressed by a mental professional. There are people who can help and usually the first three sessions are free under your employer's insurance.

The law is going to pass and if you're a responsible moped driver, then there should be no problem, right? There are a lot of people driving cars that should not be driving. There are way to many wrecks happening and we all need to be cautious - because whether the "driver deserves it or not"...most of the time there are innocent passengers (and yes, children too) and innocent people caught up in wrecks. Your irresponsible actions can cause something very tragic..whether you're in a car or riding a moped...whether you're a loser or a winner...whether you're drunk or sober.

People like ERIC are all talk until something like this affects them personally. And one question...where on 9th street is the speed limit 45 mph?

Chicago, IL

#24 Oct 20, 2008
Bob wrote:
Eric and his sympathisers are total jerkoffs! If you guys think they deserve to get hit...why don't you put your face in front of my fist and that way you will deserve to get hit! And yes, that's a challenge dudes!
eric your a punk
Blino Viha

United States

#25 Oct 20, 2008
fisher wrote:
<quoted text>eric your a punk
Ja sinun debiili!
Doesnt matter

Louisville, KY

#26 Oct 21, 2008
Mopeds are like Bikes. They are everywhere and it seems that are in involved in more accidents than cars. What is the solution? I myself do not know, but I wish they had their own roads to drive on, because it is so annoying when they are on the road and in front of you. I know they will never have their own roads to drive on, but it would be so nice) They cannot go the posted speed limit and that is whay so many people get angry. That is no excuse to hit them though. What angers me the most is when kids are on them. They have no business being in traffic like that. Thats like putting a 3yr old in traffic and see how long it takes before they are hit and injured. It is an accident waiting to happen. I wonder if insurance companies have to cover them when they are on a busy highway? Just curious. I would never allow my kids to have a moped just because they are so dangerous and they do not belong on the roads. We all need to be mroe careful and watch out for mopeds and bikes. It could be your friend or even your own family member that gets hurt next. Enough with all the negative comments.

Portage, IN

#27 Oct 22, 2008
Well, when gas prices hit 7 dollars a gallon, we will see how well everyone likes to jump thru hoops to be able to ride a motorized bicycle, its about money, not safety, if it was safety, the focus would be on cars and trucks speeding, drinking and driving, running stoplites, following to close and ignoring pedestrians and bicyclists..........4000 lbs. vs. 200 lbs. whih causes more danger? Trucks killing kids on motorcycles.......what is the priority here?

Indianapolis, IN

#28 Oct 22, 2008
I agree, money.

Make the roads wider and there will be room for everyone.

Kids shouldn't be on mopeds? Why? If they understand the rules of the road then they should be able to drive a moped.
Why does everyone keep trying to take everything away from our kids that we had when we were young?

Montréal, Canada

#29 May 19, 2009
eds are fun but teens are not cautious enouon the road so they act like a bunch of jack asses!!!
Moped Rider

United States

#30 May 20, 2009
I ride my Moped because i like too, I have a drivers licences, I have three cars, I pay my taxes, And i obey the rules of the road, But if you dont like the way i ride, just wave me over i will gladly kick your ass..
Moped Rider

United States

#31 May 20, 2009
Oh i'm from Lafayette, dont know why it says south Bend..See ya on the road..Ride cheap..

London, KY

#32 May 23, 2009
Moped Rider

Oh i'm from Lafayette, dont know why it says south Bend..See ya on the road..Ride cheap..

You tell 'em moped rider.

United States

#33 Feb 8, 2010
can you drive a slow moving vehicle without a license in indiana?

Since: Feb 10

United States

#34 Feb 16, 2010
Moped riders like Purdue students think IF I WALK (RIDE) IN FRONT OF THEM THEY WILL SLOW DOWN FOR ME OR GO AROUND ME, WTF, if you take your life in YOUR hands its not my fault if I hit you,,, get the hell outta my way!!!!!!!!!!

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