FOLLOWING reports of quads causing a nuisance, police would remind parents and children that quads, go peds (scooters with engines fitted) or mini motos are not toys they are powerful machines with the potential to kill or seriously injure children who use them. Police urged people to think seriously about where you are going to use a vehicle and the legalities of using it.
Did you know?
Under law quads, go peds or mini motos are actually classified as motor vehicles. They are not suitable and not legal for use on roads or footpaths unless the rider has or complies with the following: A driving licence, Road tax, Registration with DVLNI, Insurance, Lights and reflectors, Number plate, Must comply with all aspects of road traffic law, Fulfil all requirements of regulations relating to Motor Vehicles.
As well as posing a risk to the safety of the user and the general public, irresponsible and inappropriate use of quads, go peds or mini motos can disturb the peace and quiet of local residents.
Don’t – cause alarm or distress to others
Don’t – cause injury to yourself, your child or others by driving quads, go peds or mini motos on roads, footpaths or green areas in your community
Remember: It is illegal to use quads, go peds or mini motos on roads or footpaths in your community; Quads, go peds or mini motos are not toys – they can be very dangerous; It is illegal to use quads, go peds or mini motos on public green areas in your community; Permission must be sought from the owners of private land before using it; The user or parent is potentially liable for any injury caused to others.