Scooter ride too dangerous for war reporter

Lyse Doucet hits the headlines again today. The BBC, terrified the frontline war reporter would hurt herself, refused to allow her to ride a Vespa PX125 for a radio show on EU pollution policy. Simply too dangerous,

“She’s been to the most dangerous war zones yet some twit with a clipboard tells her a scooter’s too dangerous, [a colleague fumed] Where were they when she was strapping on a flak jacket and steel helmet?” link

So there you have it. Scooter riding is more dangerous than getting shot at. Who’d have thought it?