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Nice weather leads to…some bad driving

With the weather warming up, more people are enjoying the great outdoors. Unfortunately, not all will respect the safety and enjoyment of others.

Already this year the Comox Valley RCMP have been receiving numerous complaints of dirt bikes and quads riding on public roads, driving through intersections without stopping, and having little regard for others’ safety.

The police are asking the public for their assistance in removing these illegal riders from our streets, parks and public areas. It is requested that these riders are reported to the police for further action.

When you report an offence, a detailed description of the motorbike or quad and the rider is essential.

The penalty for riding an uninsured motorcycle or quad on the roadway is $598 and the bike is subject to seizure.

Sometimes Mounties are unable to catch or stop these bikes, but that should not deter the public from calling and letting police know about the incident.

If you have information on one of these riders you are asked to call your local RCMP detachment, 911 or make an anonymous report to Crime Stoppers.

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