With mini-motorcycles now a bit of a local plague, new rules mean that even a five-year-old child get points on a driving licence he is too young to even have.
Under the rules, if a child is caught riding one on the road, pavement or in a public place they will now face prosecution, just like adults do. Any penalty points handed out by the court will be kept on file and activated as soon as they are old enough to apply for a driving licence at 17.
Insurance companies can refuse to insure them once they have passed their driving test. At the very least, their premium will be sky high. But will the riders or more importantly, their parents care?
Somehow I doubt it.