Boy, 15, given six points on his future license for 'speeding' on an electric scooter
14 November 2018, 12:57 | Updated: 14 November 2018, 14:33
The teen has been awarded points two years before he is even eligible for a UK driving license.
A 15-year-old boy has been awarded six points for speeding on an electric scooter - before even being eligible for a driving license.
The teen from Cleveland, near Middlesborough, appeared at Teeside Magistrates youth court and was slapped with six points for when he eventually gets his UK driving license.
It hasn't been revealed at which speed he was travelling, but many electric scooters can reach top speeds of 40mph.
It will come as a warning for parents who may be considering buying their kids the latest electronic scooter as a Christmas present.
Cleveland Police said: "One male juvenile aged 15 has recently been caught by officers riding a scooter at high speeds.
"He appeared in court in October and has been given 6 points which will be added to his driver's license when he is able to have one."
Electric scooters aren't actually allowed to be used on roads, cycle paths or pedestrian pavements and instead should be used on private land only.
PC Mike Doherty from Coulby Newham Neighbourhood Policing Team told the Daily Mail: "Under the Road Traffic Act we can report the individual rider for not having insurance, a licence, a number plate, helmet and MOT for the scooter."
"This person will then be reported for summons and will be given a minimum of six points on their licence or future license and a possible fine."