Police Warn Toy Scooter Riders Using Side Street In Willington Quay, Wallsend

The Wallsend branch of Northumbrian Police have posted warnings raising there concerns regarding the use of toy scooters on a side street in Willington Quay.

Motorists have told police that they have had to take evasive action to miss children on their toy scooters despite there being an advisory 20MPH speed limit in force.

A Northumbria Police  officer said that he will monitor the manner in which motorists are driving in Willington Quay as well as warning and attempting to educate the toy scooter users in road safety as well as placing speed awareness signs in various locations around the area.

The leaflet also offers the parents & children in the area information regarding child safety that can be accessed at www.northumbria.police.uk/ebeat/mypod/besafe

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    • Willington Quay Resident on 21/12/2014 at 22:47
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    21 December 2014
    5 scooters have been driving through the back streets of Willington Quay for around 3 hours this evening so the way this is currently being managed is not working. The scooters are so loud and the back lanes create an echo so the noise takes over the sound of the TV or radio. They seem to be following a pattern which repays every 10 minutes or so. Please be aware if you are exiting your property via the back entrance and make sure pets/kids are secure so they can’t get out into the back lane. I’m concerned that it’s only a matter of time before something happens.

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