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Offence to ride a miniature motor cycle on a public road

From 1 January 2017, a person can be fined up to 20 penalty units if they are responsible for a miniaturised motorcycle (aka monkey bikes) being ridden on a road or road related area.

From 1 January 2017, a person can be fined up to 20 penalty units if they are responsible for a miniaturised motorcycle (aka monkey bikes) being ridden on a road or road related area. The person riding the bike may be fined, or if they can't be identified, then the owner of the bike can be fined.

From 1 January 2017 monkey bikes can be impounded or forfeited to the crown under the hoon driving laws.

See s. 65C—Road Safety Act 1986 (Vic)(opens in a new window) and Monkey bikes and hooning.

This follows the permanent ban placed on the sale of miniature motor bikes with unsafe features such as: no brakes, unstable structure or inadequate footrests. The bikes have been banned under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth).

See Wheelchairs, blades, scooters, skateboards and e-personal transporters.

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