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Drivers Are Parking the SUV in Favor of a Scooter

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Drivers Are Parking the SUV in Favor of a Scooter

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Drivers Are Parking the SUV in Favor of a Scooter

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Jennifer Stern had been driving an SUV. She recently bought a new scooter that she'll use to commute to work as a schoolteacher. Melissa Jaeger-Miller, NPR hide caption

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Jennifer Stern had been driving an SUV. She recently bought a new scooter that she'll use to commute to work as a schoolteacher.

Melissa Jaeger-Miller, NPR

When a hummer drives up to NoHo Scooters in North Hollywood, Calif., owner Mike Frankovich is no longer surprised. With big jumps in gas prices, sales are skyrocketing at scooter shops around the nation. After all, a small Vespa can get as much as 90 miles per gallon.

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