Drunken-driving convicts and teens as young as 14 are among those who can legally drive mopeds on the same state roads traveled by cars, SUVs and tractor-trailers. Five people have died in moped-related wrecks on Upstate roads this year, including three in one recent weekend alone.
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#1 Jul 15, 2009
The comment that mopeds should "cram to the right like bicyclists" shows the wrong-thinking so prevalent when it comes to driving in our state. Pedestrian lanes and even decent fog lines are practically non-existant in the upstate. Yet we persist in building more and more roads, and "improving" existing highways. When are we going to learn that fuel is a finite resource, and that we should be building more mass transit and rail trails? "Cram to the right, mopeds and bicylists, so the hockey moms and Dukes of Hazzards wannabees can talk on their cellphones and show off their loud pipes (at the risk of YOUR life, not theres).
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