New England moped dealers look to renew license year after serious accident with NH athletes
MARTHA'S VINEYARD — Last summer, two New Hampshire athletes suffered from serious injuries while riding a moped. This summer moped dealers are looking to renew their licenses.
According to an initial report by the Vineyard Gazette, two moped dealers went to court "claiming recent efforts by the selectmen to regulate their businesses violate state law and seeking an immediate order compelling the town to renew their licenses for the summer season."
The moped dealers are claiming that the town is "acting arbitrarily and selectively in enforcing its moped bylaw" harming the moped businesses Ride-On Mopeds Inc., Island Hoppers and King of Rentals of MV.
Moped dealers have been under a spotlight since last summer when two New Hampshire athletes, Kelly Moran and Noelle Lambert, were injured while riding a moped on the island. Part of Lambert's leg had to be amputated as a result.
An associate justice of the superior court, Hon. C.J. Moriarty, has agreed to set a hearing for next Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Dukes County superior court.