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Mopeds deaths 'a forgotten issue'

1 April 2009

A recent IAM ( Institute of Advanced Motorists ) report reveals that more than 250 16-year-old boys are killed or seriously injured in moped accidents every year - making them more likely to be injured or die while riding a moped than walking, cycling or travelling by car.

16 - The Dangerous Age for Moped Riders analyses almost 3,500 teenage moped rider crashes over seven years between 2000 and 2006. It finds 16-year-olds are riding mopeds with too little practical knowledge, which leads to them being over represented in road casualty statistics. More information can be found here. The full report which was issued on 23 March can be found here.