Moped Crash Tells Sad Tale Months Later: Wife of Victim Recounts Nightmare
Chris Burrell
Moped dealers like to look at the numbers this way: Of the thousands of people who rent mopeds every season, only a few end up crashing.
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Oak Bluffs Leaders Ask for Moped Cuts
Chris Burrell
Voters in Oak Bluffs could put a significant dent in the number of mopeds rented in their town if they back a tough proposal put forth by selectmen. At a special town meeting on June 18, residents will be asked to approve a bylaw that would cut down the number of moped dealer licenses issued each year from seven to five.
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Hospital Reports Decline in Moped Accidents; Fewer Vendors, Tighter Laws Explain Trend
Chris Burrell
Oak Bluffs had fewer mopeds and fewer dealers renting them this year. Now the hospital is reporting fewer people ending up in the emergency room after crashing a moped.
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When Two-Wheelers Crash, Moped Victims Suffer Worst, New Hospital Survey Reveals
Chris Burrell

The latest survey of moped, bicycle and motorcycle accidents on the Island won't show the broken ribs, the punctured lungs or the "whole body rubbed raw" by a case of road rash, said Dr. Alan Hirshberg, the director of emergency services at the Martha's Vineyard Hospital.

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Largest Moped Agency Fails to Meet Deadline for Renewal of License
CHRIS BURRELL

Largest Moped Agency Fails to Meet Deadline for Renewal of License

By CHRIS BURRELL

After more than a year of tough talk about enforcing moped regulations and showing scofflaw dealers no mercy, Oak Bluffs is now giving a break to two brothers who own the biggest fleet of mopeds in town.

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Mopeds Off-Season: They're Useful, Cheap - but on Chilly Side
Chris Burrell

Manuel Suza just ordered a fill-up at deBettencourt's gas station in Oak Bluffs and only had to shell out $1.66. No wonder he was still smiling.

His rig barely uses any fuel, but it comes with a price. It's a moped, and he's riding the thing in 35 degree weather. That explains the thickly-insulated coveralls and ski gloves.

Mr. Suza is one of a handful of hearty Islanders who rely on a vehicle that would hardly win a popularity contest on the Vineyard.

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Better Direction in Moped News: Accident Totals Continue to Fall
Chris Burrell
Joanne Nutting is one of the 27 people who crashed a moped on the Vineyard last year and ended up in the emergency room at the Martha's Vineyard Hospital.
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Moped Fatality Incites Advocates for Change
Jim Hickey

Sunday's moped accident that claimed the life of a 41-year-old New York city woman has reopened old wounds for Islanders who want to see stronger safety standards for the two-wheeled vehicles, and others who want them banned from the Vineyard altogether.

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