Road Safety And Family Funday At Ballymote Draws Crowd
This was a show piece similar to Project Evo or the popular PSNI tractor. It is race-ready and meets the highest levels of ‘scrutiny’, the term used within motocross to describe race readiness.It has also been fitted with state-of-the-art crime prevention technologies supplied by Data Tag and fitted by PSNI roads education branch.The bike serves two purposes.
“We are also supported by a number of similar projects in Britain. Foreshore MX in Cardiff and Bridge Community Project in Glasgow have also been successful in this type of work. We plan ultimately to run structured courses tailored to meet the needs of individual groups and organisations such as the Youth Justice Agency, and perhaps an outreach program out of Hydebank.”
Speaking at the event, Down Policing and Community Safety Partnership member John Gordon said: “We have been trying to target areas of anti-social behaviour by rolling out action plans and we are only to happy to support this initiative addressing a key community safety issue. The multi=partnership agency approach is vital to secure good outcomes and deal with the difficulties of motor bike and quad issues in our estates.