Re: becoming frightened by these bikes
a quick stroke of the pen by a local DMV will do that
I used to own a motorcycle shop. How I managed to buy the place cheap was this; I was the head mechanic at the time that the owner started selling mopeds when they first came out. After selling a crap load of them to folks so their 12 - 15 year old kids could ride them to school & poor folks could use them to get to work, the DMV declared new rules saying the rider needed to reg the things, the rider needed to have a license to drive them, and the rider had to be at least 16 years old. After all the customer lawsuits, the owner was broke, and I bought the shop really cheap (and never sold a moped again).