Fianna Fáil Spokesperson for National Drug Policy and TD for Dublin Mid-West, John Curran has said that Fianna Fáil will give gardaí powers to seize and destroy scramblers and quad bikes engaged in anti-social behaviour.

Deputy Curran said: “Fianna Fáil will implement legislation to allow Gardaí to compulsorily seize scrambler bikes and quads on suspicion of anti-social behaviour. These bikes will then be destroyed if they are not backed up by appropriate ownership verification.

“Gardaí have called for additional powers to deal with this issue. The scourge of loud, intimidating scramblers and quad bikes on public roads and parks is destroying the quality of life in many estates throughout the country.

“Streets and parks that should be local amenities are being transformed into no-go areas by dangerous driving on scramblers,” concluded Deputy Curran.