OFFICERS TALK TO MERSEYSIDE SCHOOL CHILDREN ABOUT DANGERS OF SCRAMBLER BIKES July 15th, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments OFFICERS TALK TO MERSEYSIDE SCHOOL CHILDREN ABOUT DANGERS OF SCRAMBLER BIKES As part of the Merseyside Police summer crackdown on scrambler and quad bikes schools officers and Roads Policing Officers are talking to schoolchildren about the dangers and consequences of riding these vehicles. Superintendent Paul White, who is leading the operation, said: “In the past we have seen a number of young people suffer serious life changing injuries as a result of riding these bikes, and sadly we have also had a number of fatalities. Educating our young people around the legislation and potential consequences of riding these bikes is vital if we want this operation to succeed. “A lot of young people may think it’s cool to ride these bikes, but don’t realise the potential consequences. A lot of the people who own these bikes aren’t aware of the legislation surrounding the ownership and use of these vehicles, and as a result many of these bikes are being ridden illegally and dangerously on our roads and public open spaces. “Throughout the summer we, along with our partners including all the local authorities, Walton Neurological Centre, St Helens and Knowsley Hospitals Trust and the Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, will be taking positive action against the illegal and anti social use of these vehicles. “Ultimately we hope that by taking this action we will reduce the number of serious injuries and fatalities that occur.” Related Comments comments!