Posted: Fri 17th Nov 2023

Police increase patrols in rural Gwynedd amid reports of illegal off-roading

North Wales news and information
This article is old - Published: Friday, Nov 17th, 2023

Patrols have been increased in a rural area of Gwynedd following complaints about illegal off-roading.

The incidents have taken place around Rhosgadfan and Moel Tryfan, according to North Wales Police’s rural crime team.

To deter further activity, more patrols will be carried out in the area as officers have warned of the problems caused by such activity.

PC Michelle Allsup said: “Illegal off-roading and antisocial driving can put people, nature and wildlife at risk, as well as disturb any livestock that may be in the area.

“It is illegal to ride quad bikes, three wheeled bikes or trail bikes, and some other two wheeled vehicles in public parks or on publicly owned land, without permission from the local authority.

“You can use your vehicle on byways open to all traffic, or green lanes, however you must have correct insurance, MOT and tax, as well as correct sized number plates.

“You cannot drive on common land, public access land, land which is not part of a road, forestry tracks, bridleways, footpaths or restricted byways.

“Anyone who sees off-roaders driving recklessly is urged to report it to us immediately by calling 101, or via the website here.”

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