They are not intended for street use but many area kids use them as a mode of transportation.
And the Lima Police Department wants parents and the riders to know that they can be cited for using scooters on public roadways.
They are the little scooters, motor bikes, mini motorcycles that you can buy at local box stores or over the Internet.
What buyers don't realize is that the state of Ohio sees these vehicles as motorcycles and need to be licensed as such.
The Ohio Revised Code states that a motorcycle is any vehicle, other than a tractor, that has a saddle for the use of the operator.
Lima City Council brought this issue up recently due to the serious injuries sustained by an 11 year old who was riding such a scooter on the roadway and failed to stop at a stop sign hitting another vehicle.
Lima Police tell residents, don't ride them off of private property, it's the law.
Also discussed today, motorized wheel chairs.
Police say that they are to follow the same traffic rules as a pedestrian using sidewalks when available and traveling against traffic when sidewalks are not available.
They too can be ticketed if not following proper traffic pattern laws.