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Funding For Dublin Scrambler Tracks To Tackle Misuse


07:16 10 Dec 2021

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Funding is to be made available for scrambler and quad bike tracks in Dublin and Limerick.

It comes as new laws will make it easier for Gardaí to seize bikes that are being used dangerously.

Efforts to tackle antisocial behaviour around scramblers and quads in Dublin will see close to €200,000 being made available to eight initiatives.

The government funds will be used for tracks and to provide training in bike skills, maintenance and safety according to the Irish Times.

The community approach was announced earlier this year;

  • financial assistance to be provided to projects in local communities most affected by problem
  • local projects will provide opportunities for training in vehicle handling, repair and maintenance
  • projects will also include second-chance education, personal development and mentoring for young people who are interested in using these vehicles for sport and recreation purposes

In 2018 a man suffered serious brain injuries after being hit by a scrambler while sunbathing in Darndale Park. While a number of communities across Dublin reported being terrorised by the off-road bikes.

The projects in Dublin will be based on an initiative in Moyross in Limerick that has been running for a number of years.

Meanwhile new legislation that is being drawn up will give Gardaí increased powers to seize bikes that are being used improperly.

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