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You are here: Home News and media CMC media releases Media releases — 2 July 2007 – 16 June 2008 CMC calls for comment about off-road motorbike noise — 13.06.2008
You are here: Home News and media CMC media releases Media releases — 2 July 2007 – 16 June 2008 CMC calls for comment about off-road motorbike noise — 13.06.2008

CMC calls for comment about off-road motorbike noise — 13.06.2008

The Crime and Misconduct Commission (CMC) is calling for submissions from key stakeholder groups and the public about the effectiveness of laws introduced to deal with excessively noisy off-road motorbikes.

CMC Director of Research and Prevention, Dr Margot Legosz, said changes to the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act (2000) in July 2006 require the CMC to review the noise laws in regards to motorbikes being driven on places other than roads, including on private land, and to prepare a report for parliament.

‘Off-road motorbikes are a popular vehicle used in sporting and recreational activities with 842 currently registered in Queensland. Their use is associated with a wide range of issues, including noise concerns,’ she said.

‘These laws were created to enable people with different interests in the community to co-exist. Our review will allow us to examine whether the laws have been implemented appropriately and are fair and equitable for both riders and local residents.’

Dr Legosz said that the CMC was particularly interested in:
• whether the laws have helped reduce or resolve problems of excessive noise
• if improvements can be made to the way complaints are handled
• whether the laws have affected riders enjoying their sport
• how off-road motorbike issues are managed in local communities.

‘I would encourage all members of the public, sporting organisations and off-road motorbike enthusiasts to send their comments to us so that we can prepare an effective and comprehensive report’ she said.

‘Members of the CMC Research and Prevention Unit will collate all submissions, undertake other relevant research and consultations, prepare recommendations and table the final report in parliament.’

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Last updated: 07 December 2011

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