A motorbike has been seized during a traffic operation in Dane Valley carried out in response to reports from residents of nuisance-riding in the area.
Kent Police officers teamed up with the Roads Policing motorcycle officers to carry out the operation on Wednesday (June 28).
Visible patrols were carried out and a drone was also used as part of the work to monitor anti-social riding on mopeds and motorcycles.
A motorcyclist initially failed to stop for officers when requested to do so in Dane Valley Road. The rider was reported for dangerous driving and driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence.
An off-road bike was seen by officers being ridden anti-socially by a teenager and they were suspected to be without the correct insurance. Work was carried out to trace the bike, resulting in it being seized by officers. The motorcyclist’s parents were also made aware of the incident.
A number of other motorcyclists were also spoken to and reminded about the importance of road safety, and traffic was monitored to ensure other road users were driving lawfully.
Inspector Jim Woodward of Thanet Community Safety Unit said: “Riding a motorcycle or moped without the correct documentation or in a dangerous manner, can leave the rider vulnerable and puts other road users at risk too.
“Road safety and anti-social behaviour are two of our main focuses for the force’s Safer Summer initiative, so residents should expect further proactive work across the district over the coming months.
“Residents in the Dane Valley have reported incidents involving nuisance riding and I hope they feel reassured that work is ongoing.
“We encourage anyone with concerns regarding anti-social behaviour in their communities to report it as it happens with as much detail as possible, so officers can deal appropriately with those responsible.”
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