Motorcycles: Rural Areas

Transport written question – answered on 5th February 2008.

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Photo of Patrick McLoughlin Patrick McLoughlin Shadow Chief Whip (Commons), Opposition Chief Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps she is taking to protect those using rural footpaths and trails from irresponsibly driven off-road vehicles.

Photo of Jonathan R Shaw Jonathan R Shaw Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Marine, Landscape and Rural Affairs) and Minister for the South East), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

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We have produced enforcement guidance to deal with the inappropriate use of vehicles off road. This guidance sets out the extensive statutory powers already available to deal with the misuse and draws on existing best practice examples of police and local authorities working in successful partnerships.

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