Residents Seek Alternate Modes Of Transportation

Residents Seek Alternate Modes Of Transportation

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SALT LAKE CITY (KSL News Services) -- Gas prices are out of control and people are beginning to consider different modes of transportation to find financial relief. Believe it or not, there are businesses in the state that want the price of fuel to continue going up and by the looks of things they might get their wish.

Robert Barton sells scooters and mo-peds and says his sales are way up. “It’s very good for our business and it’s very good for people who buy scooters because the money they’re saving the money you are saving is much more efficient.”

Barton says that gas powered scooters get one-hundred miles to the gallon and says the gas mileage is the primary reason scooters are selling at such a brisk pace. He says some customers say they're giving up their big trucks and s-u-v's for a single rider scooter. “The cost savings alone, gas and insurance and the vehicle itself, you just can’t beat 100 miles to the gallon,” he says.

He also says some people are getting insurance rates that are less than 50 dollars a year for the scooters, which is a substantial savings over car insurance rates.

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