Many people are unaware of the legalities regarding the use of mini-motos
or go-peds and officers have issued the following advice.
Chief Inspector Chris Lewis said: "We receive a lot of complaints from the public about improper and nuisance use of mini-moto
are miniature replicas of full-sized motorbikes and are not designed to be used on roads or footpaths.
Brierley Hill scrap metal company, Masons, worked alongside local police and crushed the mini-moto
which had been taken from the teens, aged between 15 and 17.
Falkirk teenager Tim Hastings will be on the grid as well and he said: "I saw the bike racing on TV and mini-motos
at a bike show.
A man was later seized using CS gas, on suspicion of riding a stolen mini-moto
and escaping from lawful custody.
Pc PeterDoyle from Huddersfield traffic police said: "This incident highlights the dangers of mini-motos
Reckless riders of mini-motos
- which can have a top speed of 60mph - can have their vehicles confiscated and crushed.
riders face a maxi penalty - getting their bikes crumpled in a crusher.
has been seized as part of a crackdown on nuisance bikers.
Teenage riders had been ripping across Meriden Park, in Solihull, on scramblers and mini-moto
bikes in front of horrified families using the park, leading to a catalogue of complaints.
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