Electric bike seized by police after being seen going uphill at 30mph

A throttle bike has been seized after it was seen traveling 30mph uphill in Newquay without the cyclist pedaling.

The Devon and Cornwall Police No Excuse Team, which aims to crack down on road safety, said the driver had also been reported following the incident.

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A post on their Twitter account posted at 1.31am this morning (September 3) said add-ons have been added to make it a motor vehicle, but it cannot be insured and registered.

The tweet read: “Throttle bike seen riding 30mph uphill without rider pedaling.

“Additions make it a motor vehicle, unable to be insured and registered. Seized, with rider reported.”

The rules for throttle bikes state that they can only be used without pedaling up to 4 mph.

However, as long as the pedals are spinning, you can use the throttle to take you up to a top speed of 15.5 mph.

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