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16 Year Old Moped Rider Loses Licence After Stunt on A63 Near Selby

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3:18pm 2nd April 2013
(Updated 3:19pm 2nd April 2013)

A 16-year-old boy from Leeds has been disqualified from driving for 15 months after he was captured performing a dangerous stunt on his moped.

The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was seen riding on the A63 near Selby on 28 July 2012, standing up and riding with his arms outstretched to the side. Footage of the incident was captured by North Yorkshire Police’s mobile safety camera.

He appeared at York Magistrates’ Court sitting as a youth court today, 2 April 2013, where he pleaded guilty to dangerous driving. In addition to the ban, he was also given a six-month referral order and ordered to pay costs of £200 and a £15 victim surcharge.

Dave Brown who heads North Yorkshire Police’s Mobile Safety Camera Unit, said: “This young man has lost his licence before he has even begun to drive. I hope both he and other young people learn from this experience. He is very lucky he was not facing more serious, life-changing consequences.

“The case also sends a clear message that the safety camera is not just capable of capturing speeders, but can record indisputable evidence of a variety of offences.  Motorists should take note and drive responsibly as well as within the speed limit.”

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