New quad bike legislation welcome –Duffy

Sinn Féin Councillor Sandra Duffy has welcomed new legislation that will see riders of quad bikes required to wear helmets.

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“Any law that makes the road safer for both riders of quads and scramblers and members of the public is to be welcomed.

“Figures show that between 2006 and 2016, five people were killed with 71 injured while riding on a quad bike on a public road.

“The community in the greater Shantallow and Galliagh area knows only too well the dangers that quads can pose to both riders and members of the public when they are used outside of designated places established for their use.

“What we need now is to ensure that the current legislation is strengthened and a more effective enforcement strategy put in place to combat the off road use of quads.”