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Majority Dutch Against Mopeds On Roads

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AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (7 November) – Two thirds of Dutch citizens are not happy with the law that requires mopeds to ride on normal roads. Some 57% of those interviewed by the Dutch road and tourist association ANWB are completely against the law, while only 13% saw it as an improvement. The law, which came into […]

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (7 November) – Two thirds of Dutch citizens are not happy with the law that requires mopeds to ride on normal roads. Some 57% of those interviewed by the Dutch road and tourist association ANWB are completely against the law, while only 13% saw it as an improvement. The law, which came into effect in December 1999, is having the greatest effect inside city limits, where mopeds were previously allowed to ride on cycle paths. With the measure, the Dutch government hoped that to reduce the number of accidents, which last year came to 75 people killed and 2,000 wounded. The main reason for the accidents is the high difference in speed between mopeds and bikes. (JW)

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