Boy, 15, caught at ‘high speeds’ on an electric SCOOTER

Boy, 15, is given six points on a driving licence he doesn’t yet have after being caught at ‘high speeds’ on an electric SCOOTER

  • Boy was caught riding his scooter at high speeds by Cleveland police officers
  • The six points will be applied to the boy’s driving licence when he applies for it
  • It comes after move to crackdown on nuisance motorbikes by police and council

A 15-year-old boy has had six points slapped on his future driving licence after being caught riding an electric scooter at high speeds.

The youngster appeared at Teesside Magistrates’ youth court after being caught at what police have described as ‘high speeds’.

It is not known how fast he was going at the time but electric scooters can travel at speeds of up to 40mph.

He was brought before justices in October and was slapped with six points on his future driving licence.

The boy appeared in court after being caught at what police have described as ‘high speeds’ on his scooter. Pictured, stock picture of a scooter

Cleveland Police released details of the schoolboy’s escapades saying: ‘One male juvenile aged 15 has recently been caught by officers riding a scooter at high speeds.

‘He appeared in court in October and has been given 6 points which will be added to his driver’s license when he is able to have one.’

It comes as officers warn parents about buying children the latest electric scooters for Christmas – some of which can reach speeds of up to 40mph.

They are not permitted to be used on roads, cycle paths or pedestrian pavements, and are only to be used on authorised or private land.

Cleveland Police released details of the schoolboy’s escapades saying: ‘One male juvenile aged 15 has recently been caught by officers riding a scooter at high speeds. The youngster appeared at Teesside Magistrates’ youth court (pictured)

PC Mike Doherty from Coulby Newham Neighbourhood Policing Team said: ‘These scooters are not toys, and not only can they be extremely dangerous, but they are also not legal to ride on pavements and roads and I think many parents aren’t aware of this.

‘Under the Road Traffic Act we can report the individual rider for not having insurance, a licence, a number plate, helmet and MOT for the scooter.

‘This person will then be reported for summons and will be given a minimum of six points on their licence or future license and a possible fine.’

The news follows a move by Cleveland Police and Middlesbrough Council to crackdown on nuisance motorbikes. 

 

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