Police tackle motorbike disorder

01 Mar 2016 12:06 PM

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Police in Amble are warning people about motorcycle disorder and what they must to do to ensure their bikes are legally roadworthy.

Officers from the Amble Neighbourhood policing team are giving advice as to what is the minimum requirements in order to take a bike out onto the roads.

Uniformed and non-uniformed officers will be concentrating on known hotspots such as Dandsfield Square and the Links area, which have had reports in the past of careless and nuisance motorbike drivers.

Visits to schools, garages and retailers of off-road motorcycles will be carried out by officers to give advice and to enforce the issues around motorcycle disorder.

Alnwick Neighbourhood Inspector, Paul Truscott, said:

"We rely on information from the public to be able to get a full picture of what's happening, when and who is involved, and to gather as much information as possible which will help us make sure the appropriate action is taken.

"It's illegal for scooters or motorbikes to be ridden off-road; off-road bikes must not be ridden in public areas such as parks and footpaths, nor should any bike be ridden in a dangerous or disorderly way. We ask the public to report any motorcycle disorder they see to police who can take the appropriate action.

"We can prosecute riders for riding off-road or dangerously, and with other motoring offences including failing to wear a helmet, no insurance or registration plate, among others.

"So it's important we keep on receiving information so we can keep on taking action. We've already seen some good results over recent weeks and hopefully this will continue throughout the year"

To report motorcycle disorder please contact your local neighbourhood team on 101 or dial 999 in an emergency.

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