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Vehicles and devices you cannot use on the road

The following non-compliant vehicles and devices are considered unsafe for road use. They cannot be registered or used on a road or road-related area, such as a path, under any circumstances.


Type of vehicle

An image of a bicycle with a combustion engine attached Bicycle with an internal combustion engine attached

These bicycles have a petrol or diesel motor attached, which is the primary source of power. Because the rider can ride the bike without using the pedals, it is not classed as a bicycle.
An image of a pocket rocket Pocket rocket

Pocket rockets are very small replicas of full sized motorcycles and usually have 30-50ml petrol motors.
An image of an illegal moped Illegal moped

These vehicles are sometimes sold or hired as a motorised bicycle. Because the motor is the primary source of power, they are not classed as a bicycle.
An image of a Shandong Juli Shandong Juli

Also known as auto rickshaws and 3-wheelers. There are many different types, designs, and variations of these vehicles. The most common type has a body resting on three wheels (one wheel at the front and two wheels at the rear), a cabin at the front for the driver with handlebar controls, and a cargo, passenger, or dual purpose space at the rear.
An image of an electric skateboard Motorised/electric skateboard

These devices have a petrol, diesel or electric motor attached, which is the primary source of power.
Last updated
22 December 2015
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