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Looks like they're death traps, well if you crash one. :eek:
 

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"But they are safer than mopeds." Apparently.
I think I would agree with that. Not much safer, but safer. Saw a fatality a few years ago in Italy from a moped accident. Think a car had ran over the guy's head :(
 

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Ahh, but do children in quadricoffins take more
risk on the road than their scooterist brethren ?
 

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quadricoffins :giggle:

If I were 15/16 again I would rather have a moped than one of those "things"... altho the chaternet looks probably the least stupid and you can drive a mate around
 

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How is it legal to have a "car" with the structural integrity of a blancmange
 

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Because it is not a "car". This is how things work in Europe.

The worst is that convicted drunks can legally "drive" them
after a ban.


Stupid.
 

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Am I right in thinking you can drive one of these at 15/16 and also drive them without a licence as long as they are limited to a certain speed?
 

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Because it is not a "car". This is how things work in Europe.

The worst is that convicted drunks can legally "drive" them
after a ban.


Stupid.
are you sure, as they can't in Belgium... a ban means all motorised vehicles, and could include bicycles or horses aswell.

The EU law means these scooters must weigh less than 299 kg to apply, how are you going to get them to be as strong as an 800 kg car?
 

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Am I right in thinking you can drive one of these at 15/16 and also drive them without a licence as long as they are limited to a certain speed?
45 kph (under 30 mph). they're usually diesels though I see all tested here are petrol. Lombardini or Yanmar 2 cilinder diesels, like used in small tractors/big lawn mowers or generators.
 

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The penalty is to take away your licence, thus ...


It's a typical French thing. :rolleyes:
 

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The penalty is to take away your licence, thus ...


It's a typical French thing. :rolleyes:
 

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Voiture sans permis

NevTranslate said:
Very popular with teenagers, quadricycles also attract all layers of the population, including drivers who have received the 48SI letter, have had their licence invalidated or any other form of licence withdrawal.


Unless the prohibition to drive any motor vehicle has been specified by the judge, drivers with: suspended licenses, cancelled licences or who have received the "7" letter retain the right to drive a quadricycle.
 
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