WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?
For some children, miniature motorcycles, miniature quad bikes and scooters are the current must-have toys. But although they might seem like a bit of fun, they are in fact powerful machines, which can kill or seriously injure the children who use them.
The bikes, which are powered by an electric motor or engine are, in law, lightweight powered motor vehicles. They can be extremely powerful for their size and are capable of traveling at speeds up to 60mph. It is incredible that children younger than two years have been involved in very serious incidents on such vehicles. Children not much older than this are actually driving the machines themselves.