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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-01976: Claire Baker (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 16 August 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to promote the responsible ownership of (a) quad bikes and (b) other similar single-person operated vehicles.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 1 September 2016

The legislation governing the usage of quad bikes on our roads has not been devolved to Scottish Ministers and remains reserved to the UK Government.

Police Scotland uses this UK Government legislation along with the additional powers available through the Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Act 2004 to deal with the irresponsible use of quad bikes or similar vehicles. Through engagement with communities and partner organisations at a local level Police Scotland seek to educate and encourage the responsible ownership and usage of this type of vehicle.