Supercharged mobility scooter seized in Doncaster

December 8th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

London, Dec 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Law enforcement officials in Doncaster have seized a supercharged scooter which is capable of achieving speed of 60mph. The machine was seized from a 24-year-old after residents reported that the rider irritates them with the speed.

Officials say they will not press any charges and the owner has the option to get it back. If he meets the demands of the officials, he will be required to get a license for the machine. If he fails to do that drive the machine, he will be liable for prosecution.

Officials say they seized the modified scooter from the owner at a field in South Yorkshire. Residents complained to officials that the scooter irritates them. They also pointed out that wild deer in the area are scared whenever the scooter speeds by.

Council member Cynthia Ransome explained that, “While it may look like a lot of fun to ride, this type of noisy vehicle annoys residents immensely and terrifies local wildlife and walkers. We don’t want to stop people having fun and this is obviously quite a feat of engineering, but when they build machines like this they should be used at licensed tracks and not in areas where they annoy others.”

The 24-year-old owner will only be given the mobility scooter if pay a fine and get a license to use the machine on license tracks.

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