Police have offered some advice to those that ride off-road motorbikes on private land.
One male was warned yesterday under S59 Police Reform Act due to antisocial riding, although it is not clear if any further warnings were given to others.
When it comes to private land riding on it no matter how safe you claim it is or how you are riding, people are likely to get upset.
In Carrington we all know now about Future Carrington, and HIMOR are the owners of it, and it is a large bit of land they own, they do not consent to any motorbike or quads being on their land.
And if you ride along the ship canal that area is also private land and the owners are Peel who may well be building a huge housing development on it soon, so do not consent.
Police offer the following advice:
F YOU ARE THINKING OF BUYING AN OFF-ROAD BIKE YOU MUST CAREFULLY CONSIDER WHERE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO USE IT LEGALLY. THERE ARE NO OPEN PUBLIC SPACES FOR THE USE OF SUCH BIKES IN GREATER MANCHESTER.
To Comply with the law:
The Rider must:
- MUST BE OVER 16
- MUST WEAR AN APPROVED CRASH HELMET
- MUST HOLD A VALID DRIVING LICENSE
- MUST HAVE APPROPRIATE MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE
- MUST BE BUILT FOR ROAD USE
- MUST BE REGISTERED
- MUST COMPLY WITH MOT REGULATIONS
- MUST BE TAXED
Failure to comply with the law could result in:
- CONFISCATION AND DESTRUCTION OF THE BIKE
- COURT APPEARANCE FOR RIDER, OWNER AND EVEN PARENTS
- DISQUALIFICATION FROM DRIVING
- HEFTY FINE
- COURT COSTS
- HAVING RESTRICTIONS PLACED ON YOU AND YOUR ACTIVITIES
- SERIOUS INJURY OR EVEN DEATH
- POTENTIAL ADDITIONAL PROCEEDINGS BY THE LOCAL AUTHORITY
Any one with information regarding off-road motorbikes can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111