Illegal moped ‘crackdown needed’

11.46 | 5 June 2009 |

The number of teenagers riding mopeds without a licence or training, or under the influence of drink or drugs, is rising, according to the IAM.

However, senior police officers deny it is a widespread problem, and say that the answer is targeted enforcement in areas where it is a problem.

PC Steve Greenhalgh, from Avon and Somerset police, regularly comes across illegal riders when he’s out on patrol. He helps run a local project called Kickstart, designed to get teenage riders caught breaking the law to swap punishment for road safety training.

Click here to read the full BBC News report.



Comment on this story

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.