Call for action on illegal quad bike use in Fife

An MSP has called on the Scottish Government to develop a national strategy to address antisocial behaviour on quad bikes.

During Portfolio Questions on Justice, Claire Baker asked Minister for Community Safety, Ash Denham, to recognise the impact of illegal quad and off-road bike use and ensure investment was made available to tackle it.

MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife Claire Baker said: “The issue of antisocial behaviour on quad bikes continues to affect our communities and while local police are working hard to respond in areas like Levenmouth and Kirkcaldy, the Scottish Government also has a responsibility to act.

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“For a number of years I have been calling on the Scottish Government to develop a national approach to the matter but progress has not been made. With some positive local initiatives in place, a joined up strategy would allow these to be shared more widely and help areas across Scotland to tackle the matter.

“We must make clear to retailers and users of quad bikes and other off-road vehicles that it is against the law to use them in public spaces.”