Police officers seized a boy’s e-scooter after he was caught zooming over a mini-roundabout with a mate on the back in Denton.
Greater Manchester Police say the boy failed to give way to oncoming traffic and almost got hit by a car on Town Lane.
The youngster then mounted a pavement ‘at speed’ and almost fell off.
Police say they spoke to the boy’s mum and confiscated the e-scooter.
Under current laws, anyone using electric scooters needs a driving licence and insurance, as well as requiring it to be registered with the DVLA, police said.
The scooters can only be used on private land, with permission of the landowner.
They are not currently legal to be used on public roads, but trials are underway where people can legally use them.
GMP, posting on its Tameside South & West Facebook page, said: “The young lad did not give way at the mini-roundabout and narrowly avoided being hit by traffic on TOWN LANE.
“As he mounted the pavement at speed, he again nearly came off the E-scooter.
“The lads were stopped and the E-scooter was seized.
“The young lad’s mother was spoken to, who was very concerned that he was going to injure himself on the scooter.
“Privately owned e-scooters cannot be used on public roads and footpaths, however, there is a trial scheme in SALFORD at the moment, where E-scooters can be rented and used on roads.
“Please do not buy E-scooters as they cannot be used on roads, foot paths and other public places, they will be seized and you will be several hundred pounds out of pocket.”