You could get more than you bargained for if you buy
Mini-Motos or Go-Peds.
These are miniature, petrol-driven motorcycles and scooters
which have become popular items on youngsters' wish lists over the
past few years.
Before you go ahead and buy, be aware of the law surrounding
these machines and make sure you take the following into
The advice of ‘BikeSafe’, the police-led motorcycle project,
mirrors that of the Motorcycle Industry Association.
"The misuse of mini-bikes is creating a negative image of
motorcycling and having a detrimental effect on responsible,
committed riders. Parents and owners may themselves be liable for
offences if they permit anyone, including children, to use
mini-bikes illegally. We would encourage anyone considering the
purchase of a mini-bike to at least identify a suitable venue
before buying a machine and check to establish whether there is any
Local Authority initiative near them."
If you would like further advice or guidance with
regards to mini-motos contact North Wales Police on 101 or
0300 330 0101.
© 2012 North Wales Police