Old Vespa scooters will soon be banned in the manufacturer’s hometownSeptember 8, 2019
Bad news for owners of old Vespa scooters until 1999, who regularly travel the streets of Genoa. Mayor Marco Bucci announced that since October 2019, some old Vespa scooters have been banned in some areas of the city.
The law has been practically adopted, technical issues remain. According to this law, all push-pull scooters until 1999 and not meeting Euro3 standards will be banned in certain streets and areas of the city of Genoa. The fact is that similar laws are already in force in most Italian cities, although nowhere was there a targeted ban on Vespa scooters. In Genoa, everyone rides only on Vespa scooters, so the law is so focused.
In 2016, they already tried to push through a similar law, but then it was the 70th anniversary of the brand, and local enthusiasts did not allow it, holding aggressive protests. In connection with the new law, Vespa owners have already launched a campaign called “Do not touch my Vespa,” but they are unlikely to succeed.
In 2016, authorities estimated that there were only 3,000 Vespa two-stroke scooters on the streets of Genoa until 1999 release. Some other things pollute the environment much more than all these scooters combined, but the Genoa authorities have already decided.
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