Motorbike amnesty hailed a success in East Cardiff

November 9, 2010 1 Comment »
Motorbike amnesty hailed a success in East Cardiff

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A bike amnesty scheme has been hailed as the reason for a drop in motorcycle annoyance in the Trowbridge area.

Eight bikes were traded in at the Halfords store on Newport Road as Police in Cardiff East celebrated a 60 per cent drop in calls about problems off-road vehicles.

Each biker who traded in their vehicle received a bicycle and accessories worth up to £250. The scheme started in August and ran until October.

Neighbourhood Beat Manager PC Leane Caddick said: “The amnesty has made a significant impact on the problem of motorcycle annoyance, but we are not complacent. Operations will be ongoing to ensure that this early success can be built upon further, and a number of enforcement and awareness raising tactics will continue.”

Motorcycle annoyance will continue to be monitored in the area and reports given to residents at PACT meetings.

The next Trowbridge PACT meeting takes place on Monday 22nd November at 7pm in the CCHA Community Centre.

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