POLICE have seized a motorcycle they say was ‘dangerously’ ridden while a child was on board.
Officials said they were patrolling Wargrave Road in Newton-le-Willows this morning, Wednesday January 25, when they saw a Suzuki Bandit motorcycle being driven.
“No respect for the traffic regulations”
Police said that “on closer inspection the driver was “sitting his four-year-old son astride the gas tank” and said “the driver[had]no regard for his child’s safety”.
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Officers in a basic vehicle followed the bike, which police allege was ridden “disregarding the Highway Code”, including over sidewalks and above the speed limit.
Police said they questioned the driver and claimed the suspect had no insurance or license.
The bike was confiscated by officers.
The suspect was reported in connection with allegedly dangerous driving and driving without a license and insurance.
Police claim the bike didn’t have mandatory lights either.
What laws apply to pillion children?
The law does not impose a minimum age for motorcyclists, although they must be able to reach the footpegs, wear a properly fitting helmet and, if under 16, have parental or guardian permission.
https://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/news/23275453.police-seize-motorbike-ridden-dangerously-newton-le-willows/?ref=rss Police seize a ‘dangerously driven’ motorcycle in Newton-le-Willows