'Silly' traffic offences costly for teenager

AN IPSWICH magistrate has described a 17-year-old's behaviour as "simple foolishness" after the teen was caught riding an uninsured, unregistered motorcycle while unlicensed and not wearing a helmet.

Daniel Stanley pleaded guilty to all four charges at Ipswich Magistrates Court on Monday.

Police prosecutor Senior Constable Megan O'Brien said police were tipped off about the unregistered motorcycle by an informant on September 5.

Officers patrolled the Redbank Plains area and found Stanley riding on a nature strip. When the teen noticed police he disappeared on his bike into parkland area.

An hour later, the informant phoned police and told them Stanley had returned to his address. When police arrived he admitted to riding the bike earlier.

Magistrate Barry Cosgrove fined Stanley $766 and told him if he continued to commit "silly" traffic offences it would create a lot of grief for him later in life.


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