In Jakarta, Vespas Rule the Road In Jakarta, nearly 3.3 million two-wheeled vehicles are on the roads, an all-time high. Officials are running out of license plate numbers for motorcycles, mopeds and motor-scooters. Perhaps the most familiar two-wheeled sights in Jakarta is one that comes from a faraway place -- the classic Italian Vespa. Kelly McEvers reports.
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In Jakarta, Vespas Rule the Road

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In Jakarta, Vespas Rule the Road

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In Jakarta, nearly 3.3 million two-wheeled vehicles are on the roads, an all-time high. Officials are running out of license plate numbers for motorcycles, mopeds and motor-scooters. Perhaps the most familiar two-wheeled sights in Jakarta is one that comes from a faraway place — the classic Italian Vespa. Kelly McEvers reports.