TRENTON – Owners of miniaturized motorcycles commonly known as “pocket bikes” or “mini-motos” can no longer operate them on New Jersey’s streets and sidewalks as Governor Richard Codey signed legislation today sponsored by Senators Joseph Congilio and Shirley K. Turner that would make their use on public property illegal.
“Unfortunately, last summer saw several high-profile accidents involving children riding on pocket bikes,” said Senator Coniglio, D-Bergen. “With this new law, we hope to avoid a repeat of that this summer. It’s good to know that as children are well into enjoying their summer, concerns about accidents involving pocket bikes are greatly alleviated. It is my hope that parents will enforce this ban at home so that our local police officers don’t have to.”