Police in Duckmanton have seized a moped after a man was found to be riding it illegally.
Officers stopped the bike on Tuesday, June 25 on Markham Road and checks revealed that the scooter was uninsured, and the 18 year old rider did not have the appropriate licence.
PC Stuart Hind, of the local Safer Neighbourhood policing team, said: “Residents have told us they are concerned about motorbikes and mopeds causing a nuisance in the local area, and also about if they are being ridden safely and legally.
“If you own a moped, mini moto or other type of bike then they must be insured if you are taking them onto the roads. Riders must also make sure that they are safe and legal.”
Police have the power to seize bikes from anyone caught using them illegally, including those who cause alarm or distress to others while riding these bikes.
Riders must be over 16 and have a valid driving licence. They must also be insured and the vehicle must have a valid MOT certificate.
Bikes can be used on private land without a licence, insurance or MOT if they have permission from the land owner. It is also an offence to push a motorbike on a road or footpath without insurance, MOT or valid driving licence.
PC Hind added: “We hope that the local community will feel assured that we take their concerns seriously and that we will take action against anyone found to be riding illegally or anti-socially.”
To contact your local Safer Neighbourhood policing team call 101, the non emergency number, or visit the website www.derbyshire.police.uk.