April 6, 2020
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Wicklow parents told not to buy quad bikes or scramblers for kids this Christmas

Children and teenagers in Wicklow should not be driving quad bikes and scramblers uninsured or unsupervised.

An Garda Síochána have warned parents that if they come across teens or children in charge of a scrambler or quad, uninsured, unlicenced, or unsupervised – the machines can and will be taken and destroyed.

That’s the message the gardai are sending out to parents in Wicklow, asking them not to succumb to pressure and buy the high-powered machines for their kids or teens.

Safety Message on Dangers of Scramblers & Quad Bikes

An Garda Síochána are reinforcing its safety message on the dangers associated with children and young teenagers being gifted quad bikes and scramblers this Christmas. A number of children aged under 18 have been killed or seriously injured in collisions involving quad bikes and scramblers over the last few years. Chief Superintendent Paul Cleary issued this safety message today.

Posted by An Garda Síochána on Thursday, December 12, 2019

Parents are being asked to take into consideration the dangers involved in buying quad bikes and scramblers for their kids this Christmas, which includes serious injuries to themselves or another person, or in some cases death.

The gardai have launched a campaign to reinforce its safety message – scrambles and quad bike in the hands of young children and teenagers can cause life-changing injuries or death.

A number of people been killed or seriously injured in collisions involving quad bikes and scramblers over the last few years. Most of these were accidents involving children under the age of 18.

Machines like these, the gardai say, should only be used under circumstances where the teen or child has the correct safety equipment, is riding in a supervised environment, has a licence and is insured.

 

 

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