Motorcycles

Transport written question – answered on 13th September 2013.

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Photo of David Ward David Ward Liberal Democrat, Bradford East

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what legislative proposals his Department has considered bringing forward for the registration of off road motor bikes in order to facilitate police prosecution of owners if such bikes are ridden illegally or dangerously on roads.

Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport

Consideration has previously been given to introducing legislation making the registration of off road motor bikes mandatory. Most recently when a Private Members Bill was put forward in June 2012.

It is already an offence to use an unlicensed or uninsured vehicle on the road. The police are able to use existing powers to take action against someone riding a motor bike illegally or dangerously.

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