Mother urges tougher rules, taking scooters off highways




The central Indiana mother of a man killed in a mo-ped accident wants state law changed regarding where the bikes can be driven.

Indianapolis resident Dolly Arbuckle’s 21-year-old son died in June in Terre Haute after hitting a sport utility vehicle with his mo-ped. Indiana law doesn’t protect mo-ped drivers enough, Arbuckle said. They shouldn’t be allowed on highways, where a local teen was killed on his mo-ped this summer, and state law should require all drivers to wear helmets, she said. She wants to see legislators change the laws, she said.

In July in Franklin, 15-year-old Greenwood resident Jacob Derrickson died after a car turned in front of his mo-ped to turn into a driveway on U.S. 31. On the same highway in 2012, a car hit and seriously injured a 21-year-old Bargersville man riding a mo-ped.

 

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