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Swedish Moped owners face license challenge

Postby kubbplayer » Sun Sep 09, 2007 12:37 pm

Moped owners face license challenge

Published: 9th September 2007 08:48 CET
Online: http://www.thelocal.se/8436/

Following fast-rising sales and an increasing number of accidents, the government has called for a full driver's license for all kinds of moped from 2009.

According to the bill which is currently being prepared, a license will also be required for snowmobiles and off-road quad bikes.

"In the proposal we're going to suggest national, Swedish rules under which all moped drivers must have a proper driver's license. If everything goes to plan we hope the law will come into force at the beginning of 2009," said Catrin Tidström, undersecretary in the Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications, to Göteborgs-Posten.

There are currently around 140,000 class 1 'EU mopeds' in Sweden. Despite a maximum speed of 45km/h, the license required for such vehicles is, according to the Swedish Road Administration, easy to acquire and not comparable with a full driver's license.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se/08 656 6518)
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re: Swedish Moped owners face license challenge

Postby John » Sun Sep 09, 2007 2:24 pm

Should be everywhere this way with manditory insurance coverage also.
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re: Swedish Moped owners face license challenge

Postby steamboat » Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:42 am

IMO If license and insurance are required here in the states, fewer mopeds will be sold and spare parts are sure to follow. Jim
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Postby renorider » Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:34 pm

steamboat wrote:IMO If license and insurance are required here in the states, fewer mopeds will be sold and spare parts are sure to follow.

I agree, thats one of the things that make mopeds so attractive. If I had to get a license and pay insurance and regestration I would just buy a motorcycle.
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Postby John » Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:40 pm

Just add to the fleet, mopeds, scooters motorcycles. Get one or more of everything.
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re: Swedish Moped owners face license challenge

Postby Badass » Sat Oct 24, 2009 3:21 pm

It passed 2009 1st of October.
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Postby Badass » Sat Oct 24, 2009 3:23 pm

Badass wrote:It passed 2009 1st of October.


Has myself two -of course tuned- mopeds which I presume goes as motorcycles in USA. kinroads,both the chopper and the offroad. an can ride on as I have a older permit.
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Postby Badass » Sat Oct 24, 2009 3:25 pm

Badass wrote:It passed 2009 1st of October.


Both so much modified so you will certainly not recognize the bikes they are built on.
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