Police have urged motorcyclists to stick to the Moreton Bay Region road network after a series of complaints about riders going off-road.
Senior Constable Jo Arthur says police have received numerous reports of motorcyclists hooning through parks, along bike tracks and through suburban streets.
“Not only do these incidents create a noise annoyance for residents, but they also pose significant risks to pedestrians, kids playing, motorists and (riders) themselves,” Sen-Constable Arthur says.
She says Moreton Bay Region police are investigating three recent instances where motorcycles have been ridden inappropriately and hope the community can help.
Police have fielded calls about motorcyclists riding through parks at Morayfield.
“The Crestwood Ave parkland and bike paths at Morayfield have been a playground for these particular alleged offenders for some months now,” Sen-Constable Arthur says.
In the second instance, a motorcyclist allegedly failed to stop when police attempted to intercept him on Lipscombe Rd at Deception Bay at 4.51pm on July 2.
“The rider was seen allegedly riding at excessive speeds against the flow of traffic, doing wheel stands and riding on the footpath.”
Sen-Constable Arthur says the bike path that follows the Redcliffe Peninsula train line near Buchanan St at Rothwell has allegedly been a thoroughfare for a motorcycle rider throughout June.
The alleged rider has been filmed by Moreton Bay Regional Council cameras within the area.
Sen-Constable Arthur says riders not sticking to the rules face stiff fines, or even a court appearance.
Reports by residents to Hoonline are used to help police and council best use their resources to combat these type of offences.
To make a report phone the Hoonline on 131 666 or lodge it online here.
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