SC moped crash proves fatal

Thursday, April 10, 2014 8:51 AM
Last updated 6:47 PM
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ANDERSON, S.C. — Authorities say one person has died after a moped collided with a truck in Anderson County.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol says the crash happened at around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Troopers say the driver of a 2009 Honda moped was traveling south, turned left into a private drive and struck a 1991 Nissan truck.

Troopers say the moped driver was not wearing a helmet and was pronounced dead at the scene. The truck driver was not injured.

Authorities are still investigating.

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lovingthesouth72
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lovingthesouth72 04/10/14 - 08:38 am
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Insurance for the moped

Since more people are using this as a mode of transportation, the law should require for these vehicles to be insured.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 04/10/14 - 05:27 pm
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God bless
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the deceased's soul.

Graymare
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Graymare 04/10/14 - 05:49 pm
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Mopeds should not be allowed

Mopeds should not be allowed on the roads at night unless they have more lighting on them. You can hardly see them.

oldredneckman96
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oldredneckman96 04/10/14 - 09:44 pm
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Junk in the road
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Mopeds are not approved for licensing in the US because they do not meet DOT standards. Mopeds are a poor mans drunk mobile (golf carts are a rich mans drunk mobile) Most people are reduced to a mopped because their license to drive was revoked due to their inability to conform to the rules of the road. Mopeds have no place on a public road.

geecheeriverman
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geecheeriverman 04/11/14 - 04:41 am
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Helmets

Helmets should be worn. SC needs to pass a helmet law. We require our kids to wear a helmet when riding a bike at 3-5 miles per hour. Surely mopeds and motorcycle riders should wear one. This is not about freedom, it is about safety.

TrukinRanger
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TrukinRanger 04/11/14 - 05:28 am
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Not everyone on a moped is a
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Not everyone on a moped is a drunk. That's small minded to think that too. I wouldn't mind having one myself to run around close to my house instead going in the pickup truck.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 04/11/14 - 07:53 am
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geechee

All due respect, my safety is not your business. (I live in Georgia, wear a helmet, even when riding in states that don't require it). My point is, I don't want others making laws to protect people from their own stupidity. That is just more nanny governmentalism relieving people of personal responsibility.

You ride without a helmet and die from head injury, TOUGH! You made your own bed. Passengers in cars without seatbelts get thrown out and injured or killed, TOUGH. (drivers should be belted by law to protect others, not necessarily themselves)

The only caveat is the public has to pick up the long term medical bills for some dummies who get head injuries. Other than that, their risky behavior doesn't affect anyone but them.

rdbike
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rdbike 04/11/14 - 08:34 am
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Itsanotherday1, you are a bit off base!

The risky behavior of not wearing a helmet does not just affect the person not wearing the helmet. It affects the person that is also involved in the collision. Since the non-helmet wearing moped rider also doesn't carry insurance, the other party is left paying the bill, along with having to deal with an accident resulting in death! Any motorized vehicle, whether it runs on gas or electric should require a licensed driver, tags and insurance. The vehicle should also be required to be capable of maintaining the speed limit. If a person has lost their privilege to drive, they shouldn't be able to skirt the law by driving a moped or golf cart!

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 04/11/14 - 10:59 am
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What does no insurance have

What does no insurance have to do with helmets? I didn't mention insurance did I?

foxsilong
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foxsilong 04/11/14 - 01:37 pm
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a moped is like less than 1000 bucks

I had a 50 cc moped when I was in school. It's really fuel-efficient, cost-efficient, and is best for college students going around large campus. I would recommend other students to get one too. I get it that anything moving on the road should have insurance protection, but a moped that is only a few hundred dollars worth and doesn't go past 35mph? How much do you want to pay insurance on that? If you already have a health insurance, that should be enough.

oldredneckman96
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oldredneckman96 04/11/14 - 04:46 pm
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More junk on the road
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How about you tell your insurance company that you will or will not wear seatbelts and a helmet. Based on that they can set your rate and if you lie they don’t pay up. As far as moped or golf carts or bicycles, if it can make the posted speed, maintain insurance, pass the DOT inspection, buy tags, and on and on like everyone with a car or truck has to do, then drive on! If not get off the road I am paying for and you are not.

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