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Parents urged to talk to children about dangers of wheelies

Police are asking parents to speak to their children about the dangers of doing wheelies on the roads.

A police spokesman said: “The Bermuda Police Service has been made aware of a dangerous practice in which groups of individuals, mainly young males, perform wheelies on pedal cycles as well as motorcycles, while riding against the flow of traffic, particularly on main roads.

“Such behaviour could result in serious injury, or worse. Not to mention property damage.”

He added: “The BPS encourages parents and guardians to speak with their children about the dangers of this activity and advise them against participating in it.

“Motorists and other road users are advised to be on the lookout for individuals engaging in this activity and assist the BPS in dealing with it, by making a report via the 211 number, or calling the main police line, 295-0011.

“If you are operating a vehicle and find yourself faced with an individual or group of individuals doing wheelies approaching you on your side of the road, please come to a safe and complete stop and allow them to go by, before reporting the incident to police.”

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Published March 09, 2021 at 2:25 pm (Updated March 09, 2021 at 2:25 pm)

Parents urged to talk to children about dangers of wheelies

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