In Naples, however, the distinctive sound of the scooters is to disappear after they were banned from entering the centre of Italy's southern capital.
The problem is not congestion, or even noise pollution, but crime: scooters have become the getaway of choice for bag-snatchers and the favoured vehicle for ride-by attacks by the Mafia.
Sunday, May 15, 2005
Naples bans motorini
In the Telegraph: