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neighbor to pick up your mail and
newspapers so burglars wont know
you're away. For more tips,
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The Secretary of State's Office says 17,064 mopeds
were registered in Michigan in 2000, and by 2010,
that number had risen to 40,978. With moped
popularity on the rise, new moped owners and
operators should be up-to-speed on Michigan's
Because mopeds have unique characteristics that
separate them from other motor vehicles, special
considerations were made by lawmakers to ensure
safety for moped drivers and everyone that shares
the road with them.
The Michigan Vehicle Code defines mopeds as a 2
or 3 wheeled vehicle that:
produces 2.0 brake horsepower or less
- has a motor that does not exceed 100cc
- cannot exceed 30 mph on a level surface
- does not require the operator to shift gears
A vehicle that fails to meet this definition can be
considered by a police officer to be a motorcycle,
not a moped, prompting enforcement of motorcycle
laws and equipment requirements.
Here are some of the laws relating to moped use:
- a driver with a suspended driver's licenses
cannot legally operate a moped
- mopeds are NOT permitted on the sidewalk
- a moped can only carry 1 person at a time
- anyone less than 19 years old must wear a
state approved helmet
- mopeds cannot drive more than 2 abreast
(side-by-side) on the roadway
- moped drivers cannot carry an object or
package that prevents both hands from being
on the handlebars at all time.
If you have any questions about operating a moped
safely and legally, Contact KTPD.
With gasoline prices
swinging back and forth
around $4 per gallon,
more Michigan motorists
are riding mopeds
(which can cruise 100
miles on a gallon of gas).
Have you ever wondered what to do with
unused or expired medication? Whatever you
do, don't flush them down the toilet. Instead,
dispose of those items at a Red Med Box.
Red Med Boxes are located at certain area
law enforcement buildings, including at the
Kalamazoo Township Police Department.
Red Med Box is an easy and secure way to
dispose of your unused or expired medication.
The Township of Kalamazoo Administrative offices
Monday- Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm
(269) 381-8083 (located on the North side of the building)
According to the FBI definition, identity theft occurs when
someone assumes your identity to perform a fraud or other
criminal act. Criminals can get the information they need to
assume your identity from a variety of sources, including by
stealing your wallet, rifling through your trash, or by
compromising your credit or bank information. They may
approach you in person, by telephone, or on the Internet and
ask you for the information.
The sources of information about you are so numerous that you
cannot prevent the theft of your identity. But you can minimize
your risk of loss by following a few simple hints.
Tips for Avoiding Identity Theft:
- Never throw away ATM receipts, credit statements,
credit cards, or bank statements. Shred or otherwise
- Never give your credit card number over the telephone
unless you make the call.
- Reconcile your bank account monthly, and notify your
bank of discrepancies immediately.
- Keep a list of telephone numbers to call to report the loss
or theft of your wallet, credit cards, etc.
- Report unauthorized financial transactions to your bank,
credit card company, and the police as soon as you
- Review a copy of your credit report at least once each
year. Notify the credit bureau in writing of any
questionable entries and follow through until they are
explained or removed.
- If your identity has been assumed, ask the credit bureau
to print a statement to that effect in your credit report.
- If you know of anyone who receives mail from credit card
companies or banks in the names of others, report it to
local or federal law enforcement authorities.
-the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations