MY son recently reached the age of 16 and bought a motor scooter for commuting to school/college and socialising, etc.
However, according to the law, his machine must not travel faster than 30mph.
Limiting youngsters to 30mph may have been intended as a safety measure but in reality it is quite dangerous.
Any motorists/motorcyclist who thinks 30mph is fine, I challenge them to drive, for one week at 30mph, maximum everywhere, including roads like Goring Road which have a 40mph limit and the A24 and this dual carriageway is not far off being a race track.
It is nigh on impossible to keep to this speed everywhere.
It produces a queue of impatient drivers behind you, which leads to some dangerous overtaking and allows no room for manoeuvre.
If, as most people agree, riding on two-wheels is less safe that four wheels and the law allows 16-year-olds to drive on two (dangerous), why not allow 16 year olds to drive on four (safer)?
If that is not acceptable, at least increase the maximum speed they can drive at to 40mph.