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10m scooters face axe in ‘cat’ call

October 1st, 1998
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Ten million Vespa scooters may be forced off Italy’s roads by a new EU law compelling them to be fitted with catalytic converters.
(The Sun, 1 October 1998, p22)

There is no EU legislation, in force or proposed, banning scooters or any type of two-wheeled vehicles from the streets of Italy, or anywhere else in the EU. What this article refers to is a proposed ban by the Italian government on motorcycles and scooters from Italian city centres.

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