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The new Police Commissioner says he’s bent on finding and seizing all illegal motorcycles, That’s those without insurance and dirt bikes used on the streets.
Mr Byrne met with Customs today to explore seizing motorbikes after complaints on Sunday which prompted the police helicopter to spring into action. The riders performed tricks and antics on the nation’s roads that created havoc and Mr Byrne says he’ll have none of it.
“And its something we are going to have to get to grips with very very quickly to avoid a fatality either from one of the riders themselves or an innocent bystander or a motorist or a pedestrian. It really is reckless and a cause for concern,” Commissioner Byrne says.
Meanwhile Keith Keller, President of Cayman’s Motorcycle Riders Association (CIMRA) says the police have a job to do and if they are going to confiscate illegal bikes that’s what they’ll have to do. But he says Sunday’s situation strengthens his call for an established venue for motorcross sports.

“So if we had an area where we could build up and do this motor cross track and a motor park for these guys it would be perfect and you wouldn’t have all these racing up and down seven mile beach road, you would not have the burnouts you find on every street in Cayman now,” Mr Keller says.

Mr Keller says he’s been trying to meet with police and department of vehicle and motor licensing on the issue.

About the author

Reshma Ragoonath

Reshma Ragoonath

Reshma Ragoonath is a Trinidadian journalist with 18 years media experience with a strong background in print with her most recent stint at The Cayman Reporter. She has a BA in Mass Communications, as well as, an Associate degree in Journalism and Public Relations.

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