Police Bike Sense Plea
Police in the South Derbyshire area have expressed that they are on the look out for motorbike riders causing a nuisance. This is as a result of the rise in incidents in areas including Melbourne and Newhall.
Issuing a Section 59 warning to riders and driver for antisocial behaviours, police officers also have the power to seize bikes under section 165 if anyone is caught illegally riding them. To ride quad bikes, mini motos or other off road motorcycles, riders must be over 16 and have a valid driving licence. They must also be insured and the vehicle must have a valid MOT certificate. Bikes can be used on private land without a licence, insurance or MOT providing they have permission from the land owner. PC Chris Fearn, from the Melbourne Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: "The problem with bikes causing a nuisance in the area has been raised by local residents and we need to try and resolve any issues that affect the quality of life for local people. Anyone who owns one of these machines must know how and when to ride safely and legally, and use them responsibly."
Quote taken from www.burtonmail.co.uk
07.01.2014 - MCE Insurance