Sunday 18 March 2018

Warning that motorised push bikes need tax and licence

(Stock photo)
(Stock photo)

Eoghan MacConnell

GardaÍ are warning the public that motorised push bikes and scooters require insurance, tax and a licence.

The advice on the force's official Facebook page follows a number of incidents where gardaí have stopped people from using motorised scooters and pedal cycles.

The vehicles included an electric power mini scooter which was found in Dublin last week, and a push bike with a petrol engine that was stopped on the M11 motorway the week before.

The warning reads: "These are considered MPV's (mechanically propelled vehicles) as they are self-propelled, ie the engine propels them without the need to pedal, even though the rider pedals to start the engine.

"As such, they require tax, insurance, licence to drive and a helmet, etc."

Irish Independent

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