Ride mini-Motos at your peril, Exmouth police warn

OFFICERS are reminding Exmouth residents whose youngsters own mini-Moto bikes to be aware the vehicles need taxing, MOT testing and the driver must hold a valid driving licence before taking to the road.

OFFICERS are reminding Exmouth residents whose youngsters own mini-Moto bikes to be aware the vehicles need taxing, MOT testing and the driver must hold a valid driving licence before taking to the road.

PC Mat Helm said the bikes fell under normal road laws unless the vehicle was ridden on privately-owned land.

The officer said anyone found flouting the law could face prosecution.

PC Helm said: "Whilst these are great fun for your child, they are noisy and anti-social to everyone else.

"They are classed as motor bikes and need to be taxed and tested and the rider needs to in possession of a driving licence.

"This does not apply if you use it on private land - not council - with the land owner's permission.

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"Whilst this may seem extreme, these bikes are quite dangerous and we do not want anyone injured.

"If you are found abusing them, you will be prosecuted or invited to disclaim it for destruction.