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Road traffic offences

We want you to enjoy your riding in North Yorkshire and continue to be a responsible and respectful road user. However, if your riding draws attention from the Police, there are a number of potential offences.

  • Lights not working
  • Speeding
  • Crossing double white lines
  • Careless riding
  • Dangerous riding
  • Causing death by careless riding
  • Causing death by dangerous riding
  • Causing death while not insured
  • Registration plate not conforming to regulation. (i.e. wrong size / typing wrong style / no registration mark)
  • Exhaust not conforming to regulations
  • Defective tyres (i.e. tread too low)
  • No helmet
  • Tinted visors
  • Contravening road signs
  • No tax / fail to display tax
  • No MOT
  • No Insurance
  • No driving licence / riding with a provisional licence

The above is not a definitive list of offences and others can be committed. They can be dealt with in a number of ways and each carry their own penalties from vehicle defect rectification notices and fixed penalty notices to reporting for summons with the possibility of imprisonment if convicted. Some offences may also result in your motorcycle being seized by the police.