An Garda Síochana seized a quad bike from a youth in Cork yesterday (Thursday, November 19th).
Gardaí from Unit A Togher, encountered the youth with an unregistered quad bike while on night patrol at Summerstown Grove.
In a post on social media, Garda Síochána – Cork, Kerry & Limerick – Southern Region explained that proceedings will follow.
Serious safety hazard
Gardaí also issued a timely safety message to members of the public ahead of the festive season.
“Three of the six people who died in Ireland as a result of an incident involving a quad bike or scrambler were aged 18 or under, in the period 2014 to 2019, according to the Road Safety Authority Ireland.”
“The use of scramblers and quads by children poses a serious safety hazard. These are powerful machines, which have the potential to severely or even fatally injure someone.”
“Parents considering buying quadbikes or scramblers for their children this Christmas, need to be aware that when used on a public road they are subject to the same rules as other mechanically propelled vehicles.”
“They are required to be registered, taxed and in good road-worthy condition. The driver of the vehicle must hold the appropriate driving licence and be insured to drive the vehicle.”