Police officers confiscated a boy’s e-scooter after he was caught driving a small roundabout in Denton with a comrade on his back.
Greater Manchester Police say the boy did not give way to oncoming traffic and almost got hit by a car on Town Lane.
The boy then stepped onto a sidewalk “at speed” and almost fell off.
Police say they spoke to the boy’s mother and confiscated the e-scooter.
According to the applicable laws, everyone who uses electric scooters needs a driver’s license and insurance as well as registration with the DVLA, the police said.
The scooters may only be used on private land with the 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, published on its Tameside South & West Facebook page, said: “The young fellow did not give in to the mini roundabout and narrowly avoided being hit by traffic on TOWN LANE.
“When he stepped onto the sidewalk at high speed, he almost got off the e-scooter again.
“The boys were stopped and the e-scooter was confiscated.
“We spoke to the young boy’s mother, who was very worried that he would be injured on the scooter.
“Privately owned e-scooters cannot be used on public roads and paths. However, SALFORD currently has a testing program that allows e-scooters to be rented and used on the roads.
“Please do not buy e-scooters as they cannot be used on streets, sidewalks and other public places. They will be confiscated and you will have hundreds of pounds out of your pocket.”