How do these feckwit crazes get started?,never heard of the bloody things,no sooner do they appear on the news and some oaf is tootling back and forward along the footpath in my road,they look decidedly uncomfortable to ride and they must cost a few quid as well. In my day crazes were limited to hoola hoops clackers and such.
Location: Liverpool based Geordie, so calm down, calm down kidda!!
Getting tired of going to fatals after these things crash.... Normally I slag off the government when they have 'fad' initiatives, but even if this only lasts a few days, (which it will because other jobs will build up) we can cut down on the scourge of the nutcases. When we fly, we could get a bike every five minutes if the resources were available. They ride in parks, on pavements, kids playgrounds etc etc. Kids and OAPs literally have to dive out of the way and the drivers don't give a damn. In a recent survey up here (for what its worth) the public identified mini bikes above drug dealing as their main concern.......
Anybody remember clackers?sort of two solid hard plastic balls on stings that sprogs used to err clack together,the streets and alleyways round here used to echo to the sound dawn to dusk fortunately the the craze disapeared as swiftly as they came. The suggestion that points on driving licences would be awarded for mini motor bike offences is a joke, round here that age group haven't bothered with such fripparies as driving licences for years,so that will be about as effective as the courts handing down two year driving bans to 12 year old joy riders. The local councill will probably be obliged by law to build a mini moto bike park that will be used furiously for three weeks they spend the next twenty years gradually decaying when the novelty wears off,a bit like those skateboard parks.
Local law have just formed a new task force to catch these people, new trials bike with blue lights and other bells and whistles.Last year they caught more than a hundred, this year the problem is worse. Just another example of something that would never have been allowed in the shops if common sense was involved...
Local law have just formed a new task force to catch these people, new trials bike with blue lights and other bells and whistles..
Could be quite exciting for pedestrians. Not only dodging the usual hazards on a footpath, like prams, foot scooter things and a few pushbikes. They now have to look out for mini motorbike, closely chased by the local law.
Round here there've been various 'initiatives' to get the Police closer to offenders, from Bobbies on horseback (drug-takers), to Bobbies on bicycles (mountain bikes) to persue bag-snatchers through back streets, Bobbies on superbikes (to catch speeding weekenders on their superbikes), Bobbies on trials-bikes (to chase the off-roaders). What next? Bobbies on pogosticks? AH! Bobbies on mini-motos! Brilliant!