was created to deliver an alternative to the gas-powered scooter.
This follows a recent spate of thefts in the east end of Newcastle after motorbikes and mopeds
have been left insecure.
An officer in a marked police car said Crawford had a pillion passenger whose weight caused the moped
to ride low to the ground, but he zoomed across the junction of Utting Avenue East, in Norris Green, without stopping and causing drivers to "slam on".
Gerry Bucke, general manager of specialist insurance broker Bikesure, said a typical premium for a 16-year-old with a moped
licence and no accidents or convictions would be around PS2,200, based on a mileage of 5,000 per year.
Last night, police revealed details of a similar moped
robbery later the same day.
Detective Bill Bustos, with the Valley Traffic Division, said the moped
driver was traveling west on Foothill Boulevard near Hillrose Street about 7:10 p.
A council has bought 30 50cc mopeds
worth pounds 1,040 each which they are handing out to the unemployed to help them get a job.
People who opt to borrow a moped
will be given full training by the council before taking to the road.
If you're 17 or over, with a full car licence obtained before February 1, 2001, you're already qualified to ride a moped
with pillion, provided you wear L-plates.
But the Sunday People followed the disgusting pervert back to his home town and caught him racing around on a moped
with the skill and agility of a teenager.
The biker came back to see the moped
being driven off in the city's Bonnington area.
Four sectors are examined in this Market Review: cars; commercial vehicles; motorcycles, mopeds
and scooters; and motor components.