It seems that wherever I or some of my friends went over the weekend we saw large bright orange trail bikes with coppers in bright yellow jackets prowling around the grassy areas and bike paths of the suburbs. Friends even said they saw them with some blokes in utes with trail bikes on the back out at the Cotter Reserve.
So I guess they are finally taking on the illegal trail bikers that disturb my peace often.
Personally, I thought it was good to see them (the coppers not the illegal trail bikers) and good that they are aware of the problem and the noisy illegal trail bikes are as much a suburban problem as out the Cotter way, probably more so in the suburbs where it affects many more of us directly. Previously I have just endured the problem thinking that the coppers couldn’t or didn’t do anything about it, but now I see they are having a go, I, for one support it.
I will be ringing in and reporting any illegal trail bikes I see. I might even take some photos to prove my case as I don’t remember seeing any of the trail bikers with rego plates to identify them by.
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What annoys me most of all is when my dog takes me for a walk invariably a trail bike(s), usually ridden by helmetless teenagers, would ruin my peace and destroy the purpose of the green areas and walking tracks.
Have the coppers got a power to seize illegal trail bikes like they can with hoon cars? If not, they should have.