Kids going around and around out flat complex car park. For about 2 hours every evening although it may start to be more now it's the hols. Also as I crossed the grass and path to my front door a couple of days ago one zoomed up on there, I was carrying DS and they nearly knocked us over. A parent just stood there and looked right back at me expressionless. I know it could have been worse, but would this start to drive you potty? I have been trying to let it all wash over me but this has been going on every night for at least 3 weeks and it's not working well for me anymore!
Erm, yes I live with one! lol. But he dosen't seem to think much can be done. I should point out they are literally going backwards and forwards right below our lounge windows. My mum suggests ringing the council?
The town where my mum lives has had this problem and also the town near us. The police have stepped in stop it, under the nuisance laws. But I'm in Scotland so don't know if the law is the same with you. Good luck!
Whoops sorry I missed this earlier. We live in a court area, which is basically flats around the car park. They are going back and forth next to my flat in two petrol run small scooters. Every night. They went in at about 7 tonight and then came back out again at 7.30 for more! I don't want to be a bore, but in an inner city area I don't see that it is appropriate for children (they are perhaps aged between 8-13) to have such 'toys' especially when they nearly run me and most importantly DS over.
Then I might have a law suit on my hands from some competitive mummy who sincerely believes that by letting her lovely DS ride up and down a car park they are to become the next big motor cross champion! Having said that I do have an extra big bottle of olive oil atm- and it is very late ...
But it's down three flights of stairs and I just can't. Besides, I have no batteries in my baby monitor and we all know the type of mothers who go out without them now don't we
I have thought about that too NQC. I am on friendly terms with a really sweet guy who comes to clean the communal areas - I will see if he has anything to say about it - perhaps he can tell his manager and from there on...?
I think that would be wise. It's tricky, because of course there's nowhere these kids can ride these (stupid) motorbikes legally. But I'd try to get it outlawed in the public areas, although still, enforcement will be an issue.
If so, I would go at it from a liability/risk perspective. If they know this is going on and don't stop it, and someone gets hurt, they could be sued! (Might even work if the property isn't centrally owned, the company owning the common areas might be susceptible to this sort of thing.)
My DS sees people on them in the parks, and says "Mummy, phone the police", as he knows that's what I do. (Not 999 generally, the local police station number.) I'm hoping he keeps up this attitude about them. He loves his LikeABike, instead.