Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Crackdown on illegal quad bikes

Trading standards officers and police in Tameside are cracking down on illegal motorbikes after a teenager was seriously injured. Two girls, aged 16 and 17, were on a quad bike when it hit parked cars on Buckton Vale Road in Stalybridge. The 17-year-old suffered a broken neck. Police say they are increasing efforts to seize the illegal vehicles. Trading standards officers say the main problem is cheap Chinese imports which are not safe to ride. David Meakin, from Tameside Trading Standards, said: "The majority of the quads and bikes that we've looked at come from China. "The ones which are produced in this country are made totally differently and are quite safe machines to ride. "From the bikes that we've had tested, and we've had a few dozen of them, they've all proved to be extremely dangerous." He added : "You can buy a mini motorbike for less than a £100 and quad for less than £200, so they are becoming within the reach of children, but we are appealing to parents to be very contentious and not to buy any of these vehicles."

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

The police have been cracking down for the last three years in my area, But you still see these bikes causing a menace-racing past people on the pavement. The police are a dead loss in getting to grips with this bike menace.

UMBERTO said...

THE POLICE COULD NOT EVEN FIND THEIR OWN CRACK NEVER MIND CRACKING DOWN.

blobby said...

Mr Blobby: Mr West, You are saying that mass leafleting is the key to success for the bnp?
Mr West: "I would say so, The more leaflets the better."
Mr Blobby: Are you the author of the New Nationalism in Dukinfield?
Mr West: "Yes, If you like-politics for the people that is the new nationalism."
Mr Blobby: This new nationalism sounds like a popular concept?
Mr West: "Absolutley, nationalism on it's way."
Mr Blobby: Are you going to continue with this politics for the people campaign?
Mr West: "No doubt about it."
Mr Blobby: Thank you Mr West.
Mr West: Ok.

Sean Parker-Perry said...

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Gay boy said...

Hey parker-perry you little devil-I am still waiting for you to come to my house and do horrible things to me.

the real SPP said...

Carry on freako and you will get what you deserve.