Scooter sales

June 13, 2008 5:11:55 AM PDT
Lots of folks are trying to scoot around high gas prices -- on scooters.

Music prof Ryan Fletcher recently bought a motor scooter for his short daily commute to Virginia's College of William and Mary.

Fletcher says instead of dropping more than 50 bucks a week on gas, he's paying about eight dollars.

But riding a scooter has a downside.

Fletcher tells the Daily Press newspaper that he's a big guy and some people might think he looks awfully silly on a little scooter.