28 May 2024

Anti-social behaviour on scramblers leads to warning from Police

Wiltshire Police in Amesbury warn against riding scramblers and mini-motos without a licence, insurance, tax and MOT after a spate of anti-social behaviour in the area.

They also warn that if children are caught riding in contravention of the law, then the parents would also possibly receive a fine and points on their licence.

In a statement on social media, they said, “We are seeing an increase in reports of scrambler bikes and mini motos causing anti-social behaviour issues in Amesbury.

We would like to remind everyone that they are treated in exactly the same way as a motorcycle and need to have a number plate, insurance, MOT, and TAX along with the correct class of licence to be ridden on any highway, byway, public land or place to which the public have access to.

For the parents of children who have one – by allowing your children to ride them illegally, you also face the possibility of receiving fines and points on your driving licence as well as your children receiving them, making it harder for them to obtain insurance when they turn 17.

Vehicles can be seized and will only be released on receipt of appropriate documents for the vehicle.

Officers have already seized one of the offending vehicles on 20/04/2024, whilst being ridden in Larkhill.

Written by
Andy Munns
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Written by Andy Munns