Mullewa school students raise fears of reckless dirt-bike riders with council

Edward ScownGeraldton Guardian
Mullewa Police siezed this dirt-bike in relation to a hoon incident
Camera IconMullewa Police siezed this dirt-bike in relation to a hoon incident

Students in Mullewa have raised concerns over dirt-bike riders not wearing helmets and riding recklessly around their school.

Two students from Our Lady of Mount Carmel appeared at the City of Greater Geraldton’s agenda forum on Tuesday to ask councillors what was being done to stop dirt-bike riders tearing it up around their school.

“The noise is bad, it’s very distracting,” one student said.

The riders, according to the student, cut across roads near the school to access bushland, often when students were walking home.

Mayor Shane Van Styn echoed the children’s concerns, saying he had seen similar behaviour in Geraldton.

Director of infrastructure services Chris Lee said while dealing with riders in bushland and on City property was the responsibility of rangers, their actions on local roads were a matter for police, and a joint effort would be necessary to tackle the issue. Police have been receiving complaints since at least October, when a Kawasaki dirt bike was seized and destroyed.

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