The British School Boy Moto Cross Association are pressuring local police officers to prosecute parents who allow their child to ride these bikes on a public highway. Doesnt help much though if the children are riding them on private land.
These bikes are lethal and sadly its not going to be long before someone gets killed
I have seen children as young as 6 riding these bikes whilst not being supervised or wearing the necessary body armour and essential helmets.
DH has just told me that vodaphone are giving the bikes away as part of an offer to sign up to a yearly contract....so Dad gets a new phone and "Little Jonny" gets a new toy which is potentially a killer
Just as a point of interest, apparently the community police in DP's area are now seizing these bikes when ridden on the road, as they are not taxed, MoT'd, roadworthy, person does not hold a lisence, no insurance, oh and no helmets. So pretty illegal then.
I not only wish that these were all thrown on the scrapheap and crushed but you can add 50cc mopeds driven by kids who slap on an L plate and think they have a scooby about what driving something like that involves. They have no consideration for anyone and any that I know (used to help with scouts) have no intention of taking a test. They do they're CBT and live with the gaps when it runs out.
I understand what this is like - awful!! We have these aswell as 2 quad bikes driven by adults (no helmets or anything), a big trike (adults) & 3 suped-up motorbikes (teenagers). Up down up down up down all bloody night sometimes - getting worse with the summer hols and the adults seem to egg them on!!! We're desperate to move as the noise at night drives us mad. We've been trying to get the police to do something for over 3 years and on one call, the operator said 'well maybe you should get double glazing then!!' - we were SOOO
I'm afraid when we eventually move, we may end up with the same thing as it seems to be all the rage now!
We've got someone (an adult) riding those blasted bikes now!!! They seems to start just as my dd is going to have a nap. We too are trying to move and pray each time that we have a viewing that they are not around.