There will be a TV News story on in a few minutes about "Motor Scooters" in the Detroit area on our Channel 2... WIth the normal intro implying that "YOU MIGHT BE ILLEGAL !!"... Holy Cow !... I imagine they will be calling out the National Guard any minute to put down the uprising.
It was just on... they called them "Motor Scooters"... what they showed was a guy on a "moped" lookin thing... with real small wheels... no pedals that I saw... and a seat that the guy was sitting on.... (almost like one of those "fold-up" mopeds..maybe)
But I am sure that what they were really talking about was ... Gopeds !
They featured interviews with one police department with the officer stating ..."These "things" are not legal anywhere but on private property with the owners permission... they are not legal on roads... or sidewalks either"
The News girl also read that the MI State Police was going to be cracking down on the illegal operation of these "Motor Scooters".
But I am sure that the cop (and the MI State Police report) was referring to Gopeds.
But with our usual crappy halfassed media job on misinterpreting and misunderstanding what was being said... they went out and got pictures of somebody riding a damn Moped... which as us Michiganders know are NOT illegal on public roads.
And you can bet there are parents at home watching that who will be telling there kids they can no longer ride their peds .... because of this misinformation.