One Emirati teenager died and four others got severely injured and were admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in a number of quad bikes accidents which took place couple of days ago in Al Ain, according to a top official from Abu Dhabi Traffic Police.
Speaking to the Abu Dhabi Radio Channel, Colonel Hamad Nasser Al Balushi, Head of Peripheral Regions Traffic Department, Abu Dhabi Traffic and Patrols Directorate, said that the victims in these accidents were all aged 16 and below.
“The problem is that their parents are the ones who buy these quad bikes for their sons.
“Most of the parents know about the noise which their sons cause in the neighborhood, and how they disturb the neighbours and the residents, but they keep quiet and don’t interfere.
“However, if we seize these bikes, only then do they get involved and start visiting us and asking to get the bikes back.”
Colonel Al Balushi pointed out that there must be more cooperation from the parents with the police.
“From our side, we carry different awareness campaigns, however, its parents role and the must be more cooperative.
“They should wait till their sons get involved in quad bikes accidents.”
He pointed out that there is also need for strict regulations which enforce the shops that sell these bikes to the teenagers.