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October 5, 2004

Albany -- Tiny motorcycles called Pocket Bikes are gaining popularity, but Police warn you riding them on the road is illegal and dangerous.

They're only about two feet tall. They're not street legal, but Dougherty County Police say people are riding them on roads.

They ticketed a man for repeatedly riding one on Ogelthorpe Boulevard.

 Matt Divine sells the pocket rockets at Matt's Motorbikes but worries when he sees them on the street. Divine said "Ride them on private property or somewhere where children can be supervised. The bikes are not D.O.T. certified. I just don't believe they are safe enough to be ridden on the streets."

Divine says his biggest fear is seeing young children riding them on the street.

Police warn that they are cracking down on the pocket bikes and mopeds and will ticket riders.

posted at 4:26 PM by jimw@walb.com