Cops probing highway stunts

Police are investigating a video making the rounds on social media showing bikers engaging in reckless stunts on the highway, and in confrontation with motorists.

One of the bikers engaging in reckless stunts on the highway.

Police spokesman Acting Inspector Roland Cobbler described the actions of the motorcyclists as dangerous and warned that such behaviour would not be tolerated.

“I can confirm that we are conducting investigations into an accident and a number of criminal matters as it relates to this video,” he said, adding that law enforcers were concerned about “this callous behaviour of motorcyclists”.

Cobbler said these incidents exposed both the bikers and innocent road uses to danger.

He urged motorists who encounter cyclists engaging in this kind of behaviour to avoid any confrontation where possible and to seek the assistance of the police instead.

27 Responses to Cops probing highway stunts

  1. KEITH FORDE December 12, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    TOO MANY LAWLESS YOUNG MEN DOING STUPIDNESS ON OUR HIGHWAYS..IT IS A FRIGHTENING EXPERIENCE,SEEING THE MOTORCYCLES COMING IN YOUR WHILE DRIVING..
    THE INJURIES THE CYCLIST GET NOW THEY ARE YOUNG,WILL COME BACK TO HAUNT THEM LATER IN THEIR LIFE..

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  2. Ione Mitchell
    Ione Mitchell December 12, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    One almost fell on my car last Friday evening in Salters. Two of them were in the middle of the road with the front wheels in the air. Thank God I have a tiny car and that I had the insight to hug the edge of the road when I saw them. This is not fair to other road users who they place in danger.

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    • Adrian Reid
      Adrian Reid December 12, 2016 at 11:12 pm

      Chaa if he had fell off into your car ,you would have been injured, always try to go on your way but never slow down try to get pass in quick time because stopping is asking for danger ,but if you are afraid of the bike then always pull up on your left and proper side…

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    • Ione Mitchell
      Ione Mitchell December 12, 2016 at 11:23 pm

      The way he was wobbling I knew he would fall so I sought to protect myself early. Do these guys have insurance? When they injure us and damage our vehicles, do we have to look for the excess before our insurance companies process our claim?

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    • Charming Forde
      Charming Forde December 13, 2016 at 1:46 am

      No they neither have license or insurance so be careful Ione

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  3. Eric Eder
    Eric Eder December 12, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    Darwin will take care of the problem.

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  4. Pullhead Davis
    Pullhead Davis December 12, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    Lock them up take away they bikes

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  5. Michael Goodman
    Michael Goodman December 12, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    As most of these bikes are not legitimately owned, plated, licensed, or insured, and the riders not licensed, I am wondering just how the police intend to identify or pursue these riders other than those who end up in pieces on the ground, in the QEH or Westbury Cemetery.

    The street racing and stunt riding on public roads has been going on for years and nothing has been done about it, so what is different now.

    More long talk.

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  6. Michelle Griffith
    Michelle Griffith December 12, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    The police making to much sport with these lawless,inconsiderate bikers,I see them on the roads on a daily basis,doing all this nonsense not caring about other motorists or pedestrians,endangering persons lives,something needs to be done and done soon.

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  7. Adrian Reid
    Adrian Reid December 12, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    So Mr commissioner ,how do you guys plan on getting the bikers ? Because I see bikers riding with no license plates,no helmets, pulling wheeles and your officers does see them to ,so how will you get them…

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  8. Will Connah
    Will Connah December 12, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    It’s about time

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  9. Shamaine Andrew
    Shamaine Andrew December 12, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    Cops probing hway *unts wanna mean ? Asking for a friend….

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  10. Reds Lucombe
    Reds Lucombe December 12, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    They are everywhere noisy bikes waking babies scaring daylight out of toddlers one kid in my area was so scared he just ran onto the street

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  11. Adrian Reid
    Adrian Reid December 12, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    Wait I forgot Mr commissioner you got 650 in your fleet and your guys can handle the bikes ,plus they from the squad that everybody fears S.S.U . so bikers look out for action.

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  12. Charles Vanvieldt
    Charles Vanvieldt December 12, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    Bike men does do so much cu*t

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  13. Maria Leclair Dasilva
    Maria Leclair Dasilva December 13, 2016 at 12:25 am

    These guys on motorcycles and those with cars should have a designated track where they can perform their stunts and race. It will allow them place meet up in a safe environment and should be free of charge. Our police set up s track for this s while back. They participate and help coordinate, as well as take part in the events. They draw a pretty good crowded of spectators and venders sell food and drinks with out any cost to them. There has never been a problem, there is now way Less bikers stunting on public streets and cars racing on public streets. Events take place on Friday Saturday and Sunday. The government provided the land which was once a speed way. No reason could not do this. It is great recreational and cost nothing for those who participate, spectators nor venders. It great entertainment. Emergency medical services are always on stand by at no charge. Something like this may keep a fair amount of people out of trouble.

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  14. Isolene Evans
    Isolene Evans December 13, 2016 at 12:36 am

    As a visitor for the Independent celebration we came in to this same behavior on gun hill road all the way to cottage plantation in new burry. I was so nervous I asked the driver to turn off and get from behind this young man.He had no helmet on , his ear plugs was in his ears and twice the back fender of the bike raked the road.This is a very dangerous thing they are doing because 1 mistake can kill them or cripple them for life.They should be changed for doing these stupid things.

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  15. John Herbert
    John Herbert December 13, 2016 at 12:45 am

    Apparently, the police have been ordered not to chase down these ‘crazies’. I think it is understandable why the police should not get involved in a high speed chase with these loonies. They are aware of this no doubt, and as a result we are held hostage to this constant madness on the our roads.

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  16. Hal Austin December 13, 2016 at 6:51 am

    We need traffic police on the roads 24 hours a day, not sitting in their khaki uniforms in a big office.
    Reckless driving in a big problem in Barbados, yet the police and insurance companies seem not to be interested.

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  17. Andy December 13, 2016 at 8:09 am

    It is about time that the authorities address this issue.
    Persons engaged in such practices should be hurt where it is felt most. First, seize the motorcycle and hold it for 3 months. To get it back you will need to pay the storage, handling, license fees and the insurance must be valid for at least 6 months. License to operate is suspended for 6 months also.

    If you do not claim the unit within 1 year, we auction the unit and the monies go to a “Save the children fund”. About the “University of minibus graduates”, Need to re-test your driving skills after the fine. Place their photograph in the papers and persons to be monitored when driving…

    It is so interesting that we in Barbados cannot implement a proper ticket system for such road actions… Link it to their National ID number and if unpaid, interest gets added. Collect monies whenever they go to the government departments and national insurance etc. Hospital too.

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  18. Hal Austin December 13, 2016 at 10:02 am

    On the spot fines.

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  19. Jason Bowen December 13, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Wait Don’t they have the photos or video with the car man handbreaking and u turning going up the wrong side of the highway ??? Three cyclist were knocked off there bikes from the video I saw. Any feeds on that????

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  20. Viterose Elaine Van Huis December 13, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    Barbados emphasis on economic development has ignored the the physical and emotional well being of its people. I was just in Barbados and to me Barbados is like a power keg waiting to explode. One day 2 bus drivers carelessly drove 2 mini buses that almost collided in Bridgetown. On Tudor Street the drivers proceeded to vigorously curse and threaten each other.
    When I got to High street, I experienced 2 young men cursing at each other and then began to physically fight. Observing the bedraggled and woebegone expressions on much of the young people’s face tells the real story. Perhaps Barbados can learn from the country of Bhutan who has adopted a motto of Gross National Happiness that is guided by four principles: 1, Equitable and sustainable Economic development; 2, respect for the environment;3, Cultural promotion and progress of human society; 4, Good governance, government that empowers the people.

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  21. Joy December 13, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    The problem is that the Road Traffic Act needs amending so that the police can charge the offenders appropriately. The police hold the cyclists but the law does not allow for the types of charges you would require. The amendment of legislation is done by the members of Parliament.

    If the police chase any of these cyclists and the cyclist died as a result of an ensuing accident, the same people complaining now would want the police officer charged with murder. The police can’t win.

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  22. Sarifa Patel December 13, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    Saturday at least 15 or more bikers pull in the esso holborn station to get gas and those dumbells started reving up yheir bikes and making a lot of noise, doing wheelies and I came out and told one of them he has 2 minutes to get off the property this one on a green and white bike pull the bike in the air and the whole bunch of the drove out of the gas station like bats out of hell with no care to the customers in the station. It wont be long before one of the bust his rear on the roads. I believe these guys are sick in their heads and the devil controls them

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  23. Guy Smiley December 14, 2016 at 1:05 am

    Sarifa you only saw 15? you need to go to Jackmans on sunday afternoons you would get the shock of your life. just ask the gas attendants at the service station. 25 or more and stunts galore.

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  24. Guy Smiley December 14, 2016 at 1:06 am

    Hal Austin where we gine get the officers from to place them on the road 24/7?

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