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Review of scrambler legislation needed now more than over - Kelly

4 October, 2016 - by Gerry Kelly

Sinn Fein MLA Gerry Kelly said urgent action should be taken to highlight the dangers of scramblers.

The North Belfast MLA was speaking after a nine-old boy was struck by a scrambler on the Carnmoney Road in Newtownabbey last night.

Mr Kelly said:

“Yesterday we brought a motion before the Assembly calling for a review of the current legislation regarding scramblers and quads.

“There is a clear need to address the problem of scrambler and quad use as a number of adults and children have lost their lives or have been seriously injured by these vehicles.

“Everyone, parents in particular, needs to be made aware of the law on scramblers and quads and where they can and cannot be used before they buy them for their children.

“The PSNI need to enforce the powers they have to seize these machines and work with other agencies to ensure that these vehicles are not used in any public places.

“Last night’s event shows once again that urgent action needs to be taken before another tragedy occurs.”

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