The Colin Community Forum is taking a proactive stance to ensure the safety of residents and protect public spaces, launching a campaign in response to growing concerns about Scramblers, E-Bikes, Scooters, and Quads in the community.
Recent incidents involving these vehicles have sparked alarm, with reports of dangerous usage in green spaces, on roads, and posing potential risks to vulnerable pedestrians, particularly young people. The forum highlights fears that some riders may neglect essential safety equipment like helmets or lack awareness of regulations governing their use on public roads.
Taking matters into their own hands, the Colin Community Forum is tackling these concerns head-on with a comprehensive leaflet campaign. Homes in the community will receive a leaflet titled "Scrambler, E-Bikes, Scooters & Quad Safety," packed with valuable information to address resident anxieties.
Brendan McAteer, a Community Forum member and Community Safety and Environmental Officer at Colin Neighbourhood Partnership, commented: "Safety is our top priority. We understand the appeal of these vehicles, but their misuse can have serious consequences. This campaign aims to educate residents about responsible usage, legal requirements, and the potential dangers associated with reckless riding. We want everyone to enjoy our community spaces safely and respectfully.”
The Colin Community Forum's proactive approach demonstrates a commitment to creating a safer environment for all. By combining education with awareness, they hope to see a positive shift towards responsible and respectful use of these vehicles in their community.