A reckless delivery driver’s moped was seized this week after a police officer spotted him driving on the pavement and gave chase on his bicycle.
Riding a takeaway delivery moped across pavements, through ‘No Motor Vehicle’ signs & weaving through traffic at speed will get your ‘ped’ seized and your customer hungry. A Brighton #PreventionEnforcement officer pursued and stopped him on a pedal cycle too. #PedalPower #CS637 pic.twitter.com/NJcR0d9kPo
— Brighton&Hove Police (@BtonHovePolice) July 10, 2018
PC Kevin Stephenson was riding his electric bicycle along Western Road when he saw the moped speeding along the pavement in Clarence Square.
He pedalled after him and managed to stop him at traffic lights soon afterwards.
A police spokesman said: “On Tuesday afternoon, (10 April) an officer on a cycle saw a moped being ridden at speed from Western Road, Brighton, over the pavement in Clarence Square, and stopped it at lights in Western Road at the junction with Cannon Place soon afterwards.
“The rider was a 30-year-old Worthing man.
“The moped was seized under the provisions of Section 59 of the Police Reform Act, having been used in a manner causing alarm, distress or annoyance to the public.
“When a vehicle is seized, the owner has to pay a sum to get their vehicle back, plus an amount for every day their vehicle is in storage. The amount payable depends on the size and weight of the vehicle, but the owner of a standard road car would have to pay £150 plus £20 a day for every day their vehicle is in storage.
“Anti-social driving or riding can be reported at operationcrackdown.org.”