Published On: Tue, Dec 16th, 2014 on 2:16 am

Bradford MP calls for compulsory registration on off-road vehicles

David Ward Quad Squad

David Ward MP with members of the ‘Quad Squad’.

MP for Bradford East David Ward has presented a Bill in Parliament calling for off-road vehicles to be registered after being sold.

Mr Ward presented the Off-Road Vehicles (Registration) Bill 2014-15, which if implemented, will make it compulsory for people to register their off-road motorcycles and quad bikes at the point of sale.

Registration will aim to assist the Police to access records on the make and model of a vehicle allowing them to identify anyone breaking the law and take enforcement action.

Mr Ward said: “The registration of dirt bikes and quad bikes after the point of sale would greatly enhance the ability of the Police to identify and prosecute those people using these vehicles in a dangerous and anti-social manner.

“I have been discussing this matter with West Yorkshire Police and they tell me that the registration of off-road vehicles would be significant step in helping to tackle crime, reduce anti-social behaviour and improving road safety in Bradford.”

Earlier this year, West Yorkshire Police launched a ‘Quad Squad’ initiative in order to identify and apprehend those who were using off-road vehicles illegally.

Over 50 nuisance bikes were seized in the first two months of operation.

If the vehicle was not claimed by its owner, it was transported to a dismantling site in South Yorkshire and crushed.

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