It’s holiday season. If you’re lucky you’ll have packed your bags for a couple of weeks of sun. Otherwise you’ll have been sunning yourself on the lawn.
But don’t you just hate it when your peace is interrupted by a pesky mozzie flying around your head, or a persistent wasp dive-bombing you as you soak up the rays?
Times that by a hundred and you will get an idea of how residents feel when they are plagued by the revving and drone of off-road bikes. They are trying to chill-out, they are trying to get to sleep because they have an early start, they are simply trying to go about their daily lives in a bit of peace, but can’t because of this assault on their ears.
We have received a number of calls about young people riding off-road vehicles both illegally and anti-socially. And it’s not just the noise they make as they are revving and ‘ragging’ them round, but also the damage they cause to plants and wildlife in the process. There’s also the risk riding such vehicles can pose to the public.
We ask parents to be aware of where your teenagers are. If they have these types of vehicles, make sure they are using them legally and considerately. There are strict laws regulating the use of such vehicles.
Don’t let your kids become a nuisance. Those caught breaking these laws face arrest - something I’m sure they do not want on their records. Report those behaving in an anti-social manner to us on 101, with descriptions of vehicle and riders where possible.