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AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (24 February 2000)–The anti-theft chip introduced last year for mopeds and scooters in the Netherlands has been such a success that the Amsterdam police department wants to fit bicycles with them as well. The police have a special device that enables them to read the micro chip and from the information obtain can […]

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (24 February 2000)–The anti-theft chip introduced last year for mopeds and scooters in the Netherlands has been such a success that the Amsterdam police department wants to fit bicycles with them as well. The police have a special device that enables them to read the micro chip and from the information obtain can see whether a moped or scooter has been stolen. This is because each chip contains a code that is registered at the Dutch Ministry of Road Traffic.
The Amsterdam police is currently working on away to adapt the chip for bicycles.
Up to now more than 1,500 new scooters are driving through the streets of Amsterdam fitted with the chip. The chip costs approximately NLG200 (US$112), but the costs are quickly reimbursed by insurance companies that offer discounts to scooters equipped with the chip. (JW)

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