Police target illegal motorbike riding

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ACT Policing is reminding the public that it is against the law to ride trail bikes, motorcycles, and quadbikes on public land, including foot paths and greenbelts.  

The warning comes following recent incidents in the Tuggeranong region, where dirt bikes and motorcycles have been being used dangerously and unlawfully on public land around high population areas, including Tuggeranong Town Centre and schools. 

In one such incident on Wednesday, 9 November 2022, police attempted to stop a motorcycle while on foot on a pedestrian/bike path where the rider deliberately rode at police, making contact with the member at speed. The male acting Sergeant received minor injuries as a result of the incident. 

Police are actively targeting this behaviour in the Tuggeranong region and across the ACT, and urge the public to report any similar activity to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website

Police would like to remind the ACT community that trail bikes and motorcycles can only be ridden on public roads if properly registered and operated by a licensed rider. All other riding of trail bikes and motorcycles on public land in the ACT is prohibited. 

Further information about off road motorcycle riding in the ACT can be found on the ACT Government website

Media enquiries 

Police Media — (02) 5126 9070, act-police-media@afp.gov.au 

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