Tuesday, August 16, 2016



North Lincolnshire Council is urging motorcyclists who are causing a nuisance in communities to stop their anti-social behaviour both on and off-road.
The police have the power to seize any vehicles immediately if the driver:
  • Has no licence;
  • No insurance;
  • Is driving anti-socially
  • Or is believed to be intoxicated in some way.

If a vehicle fails to stop, the police have the power to seize it within 24 hours from when the request was made of the driver.
Any vehicles used in an anti-social manner (including those being used to transport motorcycles to a location) can be seized.
Riding motorcycles on private land without permission from the landowner is against the law.
Previous issues with nuisance off-road motorcycles have meant that nearby residents have been unable to enjoy their garden or have been kept awake at night because of the noise.
Coun Richard Hannigan, Cabinet Member for Governance and Transformation, said: “It is totally unacceptable for people on motorcycles to drive around causing a nuisance in communities and in some cases terrorising people. 
"Reports of nuisance motorcyclists are on the increase and in some cases these riders have verbally abused residents who have asked them to stop. The vast majority of motorcyclists ride responsibly and are considerate of others but this small minority of thoughtless people are making life unpleasant for residents and damaging the reputation of responsible motorcycle enthusiasts. I would urge residents and responsible motorcyclists to report these anti-social riders."

N.F ADDS: No 'problem biker' locations have been identified by the council or the police. So we can't say whether the Brigg area contains any "hot spots."