Police receive donation of all-terrain vehicle

Filed under: Quad Bikes News — Mat on June 30, 2010

Police in Wentworth North now have a new means to tackle crime in the area – an all-terrain vehicle (ATV).
A Kymco 400cc MXU ATV, which has been upgraded with official police livery, was donated to police at the Wentworth North Safer Neighbourhood Team, South Yorkshire. The quad bike will be used to tackle dangerous off road bike riders and anti-social behaviour.

Funded by the Safer Rotheram Partnership, police constables Brett Thompson and Craig White were given extensive lessons on how to drive the all-terrain vehicle safely both on and off road and basic ATV maintenance. As part of the donation, the officers were also gifted all weather proof protective clothing and headgear.

PC Craig White is looking forward to taking the ATV out on his beat. He said:

“The bike will allow us access to otherwise inaccessible parts of the community and also extends the capability of how we respond to antisocial behaviour and calls about nuisance vehicles.”

It is hoped that the quad bike will prove its worth as an innovative mode of transport and as a new way to engage people living within the local community. It may also discourage any future anti-social behaviour or illegal bikers from taking to the roads.

The vehicle will be used by the two officers to patrol the area in Wentworth North. They will also be taking the quad bike to local schools to show it to students and to highlight the dangers posed by illegal biking off road.

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