News From Terre Haute, Indiana


August 27, 2012

READERS’ FORUM: Aug. 27, 2012

Scooters need quick attention

I hear this discussed on a daily basis in our city of Terre Haute, and we are all wondering when the state is going to get a handle on the scooter drivers.

As we all know, most of them do not have driver’s licenses, and I am sure many of them have probably been suspended for DUI. Many are under 16 and could not get a license. None of them drive plated vehicles like all the rest of us do, and none of them drive with their lights on.

Motorcycle riders in Indiana have to have motorcycle licenses to operate them … plates, registration and insurance. There is no doubt not one of the scooter drivers has insurance, so what happens when they cause an accident?  

These machines need to be taken off the streets unless the operator has a valid Indiana license, a registration involving a plate of some type, and, most importantly, proof of insurance.

I am from Indianapolis and this did not go on over there like it is here, and I see it as totally out of control. On Saturday I saw a woman coming south on 19th Street on a scooter with about a 4- to 5-year-old child between her legs running 30 miles an hour down the street. I almost went after her. Is that not child endangerment, and would the police really turn their head in that situation? I hope not.

How can we get this stopped? It is long overdue and way out of control. Scooters are only small motorcycles run by a smaller engine, and there should be no difference in the law for them than for motorcycle riders. Why is that?

— Susan Gehring

Terre Haute

Dr. Davis seen as ‘godsend’

We just read several more letters on the behalf of Dr. Henry Davis, and my husband and I agree 100 percent. We wanted to do our part in supporting him.

I personally think Dr. Davis is a godsend, and I have told him that.

We used to take my mother to Indianapolis to see him and we were very happy when he came to Terre Haute. He took very good care of my mother, and now my husband and I are both patients of his and have been for years.

He is one of the kindest and most caring doctors we know. He always takes an interest in his patients.

We can’t believe this is happening to him, and we would do anything to back him.

We pray that God will see him through this and get him back in his office seeing his patients again.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with Dr. Henry Davis — he is a godsend.

— Eddie and Carolyn Noel

Paris, Ill.

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