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VIC [Vic] MX and Offroad riders - Vicpol are targetting you.

Discussion in 'Politics, Laws, Government & Insurance' started by robsalvv, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. http://vicpolicenews.com.au/more-news/9941-police-get-tough-on-reckless-riders.html

    Police get tough on reckless riders
    Friday, 13 July 2012 08:24

    Reckless riders beware: the long arm of the law stretches to even the most remote locations with police getting on their bikes to crack down on rogue off-road riders.

    Motorcycle safety will be strictly enforced in the coming months as the Victoria Police Solo Unit continues to expand its response to illegal behaviour from recreational motorcycle users.

    The unit has this week taken delivery of seven new dirt bikes, with a further eight to be received in the coming weeks.

    Police off-road motorcycles will have a strong presence patrolling hard-to-access metropolitan locations, laneways, reserves, bike paths, state parks and forests.

    Information collected by the Solo Unit over the past six months indicates that a disturbing percentage of all fatal and serious injury collisions involving motorcycles occur in an off-road environment.

    Police respond to more than 3000 complaints regarding dangerous and illegal off-road motorcycle behaviour each year in metropolitan Melbourne.

    Senior Sergeant Dan Hilton said it was important for recreational riders to remember that there were consequences for illegal and reckless behaviour in any location.

    “The laws don’t end where the bitumen ends and the dirt and trees begin,” Sen Sgt Hilton said.

    “Trail bike riding is a legitimate and fun form of recreation, however there are a small minority of people that spoil the sport for everyone else.

    “Riding motorcycles off road outside of designated areas is not only illegal but has proven to be dangerous with too many motorcycle and pedestrian collisions.

    “The same road rules apply to all motorcycles, including mini bikes, whether you are riding on a road, reserve, path, or any other open public land.”

    Unlicensed and unregistered riders can face penalties of more than $700 for each offence.

    Victoria Police continues to work closely with Parks Victoria, local councils and the Department of Sustainability and Environment to enforce the legislation and ensure the safety of all road and park users.


    Belle Nolan
    Victoria Police Media Unit
  2. Yea and the cunts wear a blue uniform.
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  3. Since when is the word disturbing quantitative? Be a f#cking shame if they provided a valid number to add to the word percentage wouldn't it?