Crackdown on mini-motos in St Albans
A BOY has had his bike seized and another been warned that he will be next after a police clampdown on off-road mini moto bikes. The boy in Jersey Farm who had his bike seized had been given a previous warning about his anti-social riding and it will cost
A BOY has had his bike seized and another been warned that he will be next after a police clampdown on off-road mini moto bikes.
The boy in Jersey Farm who had his bike seized had been given a previous warning about his anti-social riding and it will cost �120 to get it back and pay for the storage charge.
The other boy was issued with a prohibition notice because he was riding his bike with another boy, both without safety helmets.
St Albans neighbourhood sergeant, Jamie Bartlett, said: "Next time we will seize his bike.
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"We set up the operation across St Albans and London Colney in response to a number of calls from members of the public who'd noticed an increase in anti-social riding during the school holidays."
He added: "These bikes may be thought of as 'toys' but they are not. They are fully-fledged motor vehicles; some are capable of travelling at speeds of up to 40mph.
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"While some versions are well-made, others which may seem good value for money are poor quality and require a high level of maintenance to be kept in a safe condition.
"The vast majority of these machines cannot and must not be used on the roads or in public areas.