If nuisance vehicles annoy you, you can help Bedfordshire Police crackdown on them by identifying the drivers.
Motorbikes, mopeds, scooters or mini-motos should not be driven in a dangerous way across public land.
A small minority of people break the law and ride motorbikes off-road, particularly in Stopsley and Wigmore areas, often without crash helmets, insurance or tax.
Officers can use Section 59 of the Police Reform Act 2002 to stop anti-social motorists, issue fines and seize their vehicles, but they need the public to help them identify the motorists to begin with.
Sgt Melissa Cunningham said: “Nuisance vehicles are a blight on residents’ lives across Luton and I hope that residents will start working with the Local Policing Team in an effort to crackdown on this form of antisocial behaviour.
“One of the issues we have is not being able to chase after every single nuisance rider or motorist but by providing information such as names, addresses or where the vehicle may have been previously, we can build up a picture of the offenders and take appropriate action.
“Riders need to realise that this sort of behaviour is unacceptable - not only is it an offence, but it is also extremely dangerous for others. These riders need to understand that if they ride their motorbike in a park or somewhere else that they shouldn’t, then they will receive a warning or have their motorbike seized.
“Officers have the power to seize vehicles and have them destroyed when necessary and anyone caught riding on pavements or roads illegally could also be dealt with for motoring offences such as riding without a licence and having no MoT or insurance. My message to parents considering buying a motorbike or similar vehicle for their children to use off road is simple: unless you have permission for your children to use it on private land – don’t do it.”
Anyone with information concerning nuisance vehicles can contact Bedfordshire Police on the 101 number or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.