Crackdown on illegal driving of mopeds and motorbikes through parks in Greenwich

Greenwich residents are being encouraged to report anti-social motorbike and moped riding in open spaces and parks throughout the borough.

The council said that anti-social vehicles pose a significant risk to the public and can seriously injure park users.

Working in cooperation with the Metropolitan Police, the council is encouraging members of the public to report dangerous or anti-social riding in parks.

Using a moped or motorbike in a park is illegal and riders face being convicted of dangerous driving offences and fined £1,000.

Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Enforcement, Councillor Jackie Smith said: “Our parks and open space teams will be tracking illegal vehicles and passing on relevant information to police.

“We urge parents to check their children’s mopeds or motorbikes are secure when parked, as we know criminals use stolen vehicles to aid their crimes.”

“Our parks are for residents’ enjoyment and leisure. I would urge anyone who takes a shortcut through a park on their vehicle to think twice as we have our parks under surveillance.

“My message to moped and motorbike riders is – keep your wheels for the roads and allow people to enjoy their time in our parks without risk of threatening or frightening riding.”

Residents who see anti-social riding can report what they see to the police by direct messaging @MPSGreenwich on Twitter, calling 101 or calling 999 in an emergency. The council can be contacted about nuisance riding by emailing parks@royalgreenwich.gov.uk

 


 

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