A new piece of road safety equipment – ‘Dynostar’ – has been designed to help raise awareness of the consequences of riding an illegal deregulated moped.
Dynostar has been developed in partnership by Medway Council, Kent Highway Services, Kent Fire and Rescue and Kent Police.
It will identify, in seconds, any moped that has been illegally modified and is able to go faster than the legal limit of 31mph.
Medway and Kent schools and colleges are being offered educational sessions to discuss moped riding and highlight the consequences of getting caught in possession of illegal mopeds. Each session will include a demonstration of the Dynostar testing equipment.
In the forthcoming months, Kent Police will be using Dynostar to carry out roadside checks.
Inspector Paul Sellwood from Kent Police said: “Our priority is reducing the number of killed and seriously injured on our roads, and motorcyclists can be particularly vulnerable when involved in a collision.
“Police will be using ‘Dynostar’ as an enforcement tool to prosecute riders who do not have driving licences or insurance to use mopeds that exceed their speed restriction. Road user safety remains of paramount importance.”
Contact Lisa Caleno at Medway Council for more information.