SNP councillors warn of Quad Bike dangers

“The recent tragedy in Glasgow where a woman died after being struck by a quad bike highlights just how dangerous these vehicles can be,” said Councillor Stephen Burns (SNP – Paisley Southwest).

During the summer months there is usually a lot of complaints in certain areas of Paisley about people using quad bikes and off-road motorbikes within local communities and open spaces. However, as the tragedy in Glasgow highlights, it can be more serious if those using these vehicles end up using them on public roads and pavements.

Councillor Burns added:

“For the past couple of years, I routinely get complaints about the noise and disturbance caused by people racing around in off-road motorbikes and quad bikes – especially as the nights are lighter and the weather is often better.

Councillor Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest) said:

“There are certain areas across Paisley where some people think its fine to race about in quad bikes and off-road motorbikes, having no regard for the disturbance this causes residents.  There are some areas, such as parts of Ferguslie, which are subjected to this antisocial behaviour on a routine basis.

“However, as the recent tragedy in Glasgow shows, these vehicles in the wrong place and in the wrong hands can kill.  Both myself and Cllr Burns will contact Police Scotland to raise our concerns about the regular use of these vehicles within our communities.”