Sinn Féin councillor for Arthane-Whitehall Larry O’Toole has spoken out against scrambler bikes, stating that they have no place on public roads.
He described a scrambler as being a “deadly weapon in the wrong hands”.
This comes after a woman in her 20s was seriously injured following a hit-an-run incident in the Priorswood Road area of Dublin 17 over the weekend.
O’Toole has now urged parents to not encourage the use of scrambler bikes while saying that they have become a problem throughout the city and have “no place in society today”.
He added that Gardaí should identify where the bikes are being kept and seize them at every opportunity.
O’Toole has announced that members of his party are attempting to introduce legislation to tackle the issues surrounding scramblers.
He will also be meeting with senior Gardaí and council officials this week in an attempt to formulate a local solution.
The Road Safety Authorithy (RSA) and Gardaí have consistently urged parents to not buy scramblers or quad bikes as a Christmas present for children, citing that 50% of those who died in quad bike/scrambler incidents between 2014 to 2019 were aged 18 and under.