So, Mr. smartypants libertarian who would like to eliminate a lot of laws, is there a new law you could support? Actually, something to regulate mo-peds would be worth discussing:
In just over a month, three area residents have suffered serious injuries in a wave of mo-ped crashes in Greater Lafayette.
A fourth suffered minor injuries when her mo-ped was struck by a truck.
None of the riders was wearing helmets. According to state law, they didn't have to wear them. They didn't even need licenses or training to operate them.
Area motorcycle experts seem to agree on the need for some type of legislation to toughen the requirements to operate mo-peds in Indiana.
"It's to the point where we've got to do something," said Jay Jackson of rural Attica, executive director of the Indiana chapter of American Bikers Aimed Toward Education, or ABATE Indiana.
It's a perverse effect of the lack of mo-ped regulations that the people least to be trusted on the road (such as those who have had their licenses yanked and teens as young as 15) are out their buzzing around on one of the least safe vehicles. I