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Go Peds 'need licensing'.

Police chiefs have warned parents against buying Go Peds as Christmas presents for their children as they require a driving licence to operate.

Officers claim that in recent years a number of the small powered scooters, either using a small internal combustion engine or an electric motor, have come on the market.

However, the scooters are classified under the Road Traffic Act as motor vehicles and need to be taxed and users are required to hold a driving licence and be properly insured.

They are designed for use off-road but there is a growing trend for them to be used on public roads, often bought as presents by parents.
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Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:Nov 22, 2003
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