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Offline Maik

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Quads controls
« on: Wednesday, 28 August, 2019 @ 23:27:43 »
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Local authorities to assume oversight of risky quad bikes

The circulation of all terrain vehicles (ATV) or quad bikes, which have become increasingly popular in summer holiday destinations but are often involved in accidents, is to henceforth be monitored by local authorities, according to a Transport Ministry decision that was made public on Tuesday.

The ministry’s decision was based on the reasoning that local authorities have a better understanding of the potential risks in their area and can formulate regulations accordingly.

An estimated 25,000 quad bikes are in operation across the country at the moment, most of them on the islands of Crete, Rhodes, Kos and Zakynthos – all popular destinations for foreign tourists.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/243956/article/ekathimerini/news/local-authorities-to-assume-oversight-of-risky-quad-bikes

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Re: Quads controls
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, 31 August, 2019 @ 13:18:41 »
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Hasty move

If there’s one thing that Greece’s new conservative government has managed to prove since its rise to power, it is that it has the ability to work at full speed.

However, moving at a quick pace can in some cases lead to hasty decisions and solutions that have not been discussed in depth, even if the intentions are well-meaning.

The following example may appear to be of secondary importance, yet it is indicative of the problem: According to a Transport Ministry decision made public earlier this week, the circulation of all terrain vehicles (ATV) or quad bikes is to henceforth be monitored by local authorities.

However, the bikes are not without risk and are often involved in accidents.

The state should not hastily decentralize responsibilities when it comes to safety issues.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/244049/opinion/ekathimerini/comment/hasty-move

Any extra finances diverted to local authorities to fund (physical) monitoring? Now Kef is no longer one municipality, does this mean there could be three different quad policies on the island?

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Re: Quads controls
« Reply #2 on: Sunday, 01 September, 2019 @ 22:07:02 »
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Hasty move

If there’s one thing that Greece’s new conservative government has managed to prove since its rise to power, it is that it has the ability to work at full speed.

However, moving at a quick pace can in some cases lead to hasty decisions and solutions that have not been discussed in depth, even if the intentions are well-meaning.

The following example may appear to be of secondary importance, yet it is indicative of the problem: According to a Transport Ministry decision made public earlier this week, the circulation of all terrain vehicles (ATV) or quad bikes is to henceforth be monitored by local authorities.

However, the bikes are not without risk and are often involved in accidents.

The state should not hastily decentralize responsibilities when it comes to safety issues.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/244049/opinion/ekathimerini/comment/hasty-move

Any extra finances diverted to local authorities to fund (physical) monitoring? Now Kef is no longer one municipality, does this mean there could be three different quad policies on the island?
:wacko:
Tony