Quads ‘unsuitable for children and can cause life-changing injuries’

Members of An Garda Síochána have issued a warning about youths on quads and scramber bikes – as well as the dangers associated with such vehicles – in a recent statement.

Taking to social media over the weekend yesterday evening, Sunday, July 26, Gardaí based in Co. Kildare said:

“An Garda Síochána would like to reinforce its safety message on the dangers associated quad bikes and scramblers.

These vehicles are unsuitable for children and young teenagers and could cause life-changing injuries. Members of the public should not be driving these vehicles in public, or without the necessary license, insurance, safety equipment and supervision.

An Garda Síochána also wished to highlight the fact that some youths on scramblers have been linked to anti-social behavior in Irish parks and public areas, the Garda statement warned.

Building on previous warnings, which stressed also the damage that such vehicles can do in the wrong hands, the Gardaí warned:

“This illegal and anti-social use of scramblers and quads poses a serious safety hazard, and a potential to cause fear and intimidation in our communities.

“Gardaí will have a visible presence in highlighted locations and will be enforcing the Public Order Act and the Road Traffic Act,” the Garda post stressed.