Mandurah Coastal Times - - STREET WATCH -

THE Lib­eral Gov­ern­ment's tough new hoon laws will see un­reg­is­tered trail bikes seized and con­fis­cated, if they're rid­den on lo­cal roads. One of the main is­sues con­cern­ing the com­mu­nity is the num­ber of off-road mo­tor­cy­cle riders do­ing as they please on the roads. This puts them­selves and other road users’ lives at risk. New leg­is­la­tion has been cre­ated to give po­lice the pow­ers to con­fis­cate any un­reg­is­tered mo­tor­cy­cle that has not only been rid­den on the road, but is be­lieved to have been rid­den on the road, ir­re­spec­tive of the rider's age. This leg­is­la­tion will as­sist us in re­spond­ing to these types of com­plaints, but we still need the com­mu­nity's as­sis­tance in iden­ti­fy­ing the ad­dresses these bikes are com­ing and go­ing from. We will then be able to seize them and hope­fully re­duce the num­ber of them rid­ing reck­lessly in our com­mu­nity. These mo­tor­cy­cles are of­ten stolen and used to com­mit fur­ther of­fences in the area. You could also be el­i­gi­ble for a re­ward of up to $1000 from Crime Stop­pers if your in­for­ma­tion leads to an ar­rest. - South Metropoli­tan com­mu­nity en­gage­ment of­fi­cer Sergeant Paul Trim­ble

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