If your scooter, bike, or skateboard is motorised it is not the same as ordinary unpowered wheeled toys. When ridden, they can become dangerous to other footpath or road users.
These prohibited vehicles cannot be registered or insured and can only be used on private land.
It is, therefore, illegal to ride mini bikes, monkey bikes and some small electric or petrol-powered vehicles on public roads, footpaths, cark parks or in parks.
Prohibited vehicles can cause serious injuries. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has recalled some mini and monkey bikes and issued a safety warning on hoverboards.
There are heavy penalties for using an unregistered or uninsured vehicle in NSW. Use of a vehicle includes driving and parking the vehicle on a road or road-related area.
See: Transport for NSW.
You have three options:
If you decide to take the matter to Court (that is ‘elect’) on the matter, you cannot reverse that decision and the maximum penalty related to the offence may increase. Therefore, it is important to know when and why you might decide to take a matter to Court before doing so.
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