Legislation on scrambler bikes still awaiting enforcement, Gardaí say

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SINN Féin TD for Limerick Maurice Quinlivan has received confirmation from Gardaí that parts of the Road Traffic and Roads Act 2023, in relation to scramblers, are still awaiting enactment.

This means Gardaí still lack the powers of search, seizure, and arrest in relation to inappropriate use of scrambler bikes.

“The RSA notes that many of those injured in scrambler and quad bike accidents are under the age of 18.”

“A robust and dedicated response is needed as the situation has worsened over recent years. Some of the drivers wear balaclavas and often drive in a deliberately reckless manner.”

“People are frightened and the topic has been one of huge concern across Limerick, and indeed, across the State,” Deputy Quinlivan commented.

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