Kid Cops Six Points On His Future Driving Licence For Speeding On A Scooter

"These scooters are not toys"

Kid Cops Six Points On His Future Driving Licence For Speeding On A Scooter Image: EPA

A teenager's copped six points on his driving licence for speeding...when he gets it.

A 15-year-old in the UK was slapped with the penalty last month after being caught riding too fast on his electric scooter by police.

He appeared at Teesside Magistrates' youth court where he was handed the significant penalty.

"One male juvenile aged 15 has recently been caught by officers riding a scooter at high speeds," Cleveland Police said.

"He appeared in court in October and has been given 6 points which will be added to his driver’s license when he is able to have one."

UK laws state the electric scooters aren't allowed to be used on roads, cycle paths or footpaths, and can only be used on private or authorised land.

The scooters can also do at least 60 km/h, which isn't too shabby.

"These scooters are not toys, and not only can they be extremely dangerous, but they are also not legal to ride on pavements and roads and I think many parents aren't aware of this," PC Mike Doherty said.

"Under the Road Traffic Act we can report the individual rider for not having insurance, a licence, a number plate, helmet and MOT for the scooter.

"This person will then be reported for summons and will be given a minimum of six points on their licence or future license and a possible fine."

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