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Gedling cops clear up confusion over quad bikers on the road


A local police team are reminding members of the public that not all quad bikes taking to the roads across the borough are illegal.

The reminder comes after complaints to officers about riders in the borough.

Police say they observed a rider recently in Netherfield, but although he was riding legally, members of the public were still appealing for officers to take action.

Now the Gedling South beat team are hoping to help people understand the rules about using quad bikes on our roads.

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A spokesman for Gedling South Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “Our appeal for information about illegal motorbikes and quad bikes has been very well received and I thank you all for the information given to us, however, not all quad bikes are illegal.

“We were driving along Victoria Road yesterday and a few cars in front was a quad bike, it had a number plate, the rider was not wearing a helmet and for the time we observed him he was riding it in a responsible manner. However, we were flagged down three times by people asking us ‘Aren’t you going to do anything about him'”

“I explained that not all quad bikes were illegal and that as long as they are registered with the DVLA, carry a MOT, Tax and Insurance then they are perfectly legal to be on the road.

He added: “Also riders of Quad bikes do not have to wear helmets.”


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Nottinghamshire Police recently launched a crackdown on illegal motorbikers and quad bike riders and carried out a day of action in Annesley

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  1. How about quad bikes with exceedingly noisy exhausts? On a few occasions, quad bikers ride around Arnold and their exhausts are so loud, it is prudent to put one’s fingers in one’s ears …


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