Mopeds are out of favour with Dutch teenagers, the national statistics office CBS said on Wednesday.
At the beginning of this year, 40,000 Dutch teens had a moped, down from 100,000 at the beginning of 2010. The CBS says the 63% may be connected to the introduction of a driving test for moped users in 2010.
However, the number of over-50s with a moped has gone up, taking the total on the Dutch streets up to 1.1 million. Over 40% of moped owners are now over the age of 50.
The CBS research covers two categories of mopeds: the brommer or scooter with a maximum speed of 45 kph and the snorfiets, which can travel at up to 25 kph and which does not require use of a helmet.
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