A councillor in Limerick city has called for a dedicated area for people to use quad and scrambler bikes.
Independent councillor Eliza O'Donovan told Newstalk Breakfast this would be safer for everyone concerned.
"Quad bikes and scrambler motorcycles are really a serious issue in Limerick city, and the policing of them really doesn't seem to be addressing the issue.
"The speed that these are driving through estates in our city, often without any sort of personal protection equipment, is putting the young people that are driving them at risk and also people pedestrians walking as well.
"What I have made a call for in Limerick Council is that we have a designated area for people to use quad bikes and scrambler bikes safely.
"A designated area where people can come and learn and be trained how to use the bikes properly, how to be trained in using the right safety equipment, the maintenance of the bikes.
"You could link with Motorcycles Ireland to run training days for parents and things like that.
"And I think the policing of these over the last few years, the Guards are doing as much as they can with very limited resources.
"I think this is just a much more holistic approach, a better approach and a safer approach for everyone".
Councillor O'Donovan denied she was rewarding the use of the vehicles.
"There's a huge cultural significance of these types of motorcycles in a lot of the communities in Limerick city and many of the young people that use them, they're very talented at using them.
"So I think we need to invest in an area for these people, cause they do have an interest in it."
"I think it's about just channeling young people who have a skill or an interest in this area, just channeling it safely for them, and that'll sort of reduce the community risk for everyone of using these.
"An area where people can use these would just be safer for the people who use them and then also the community at large".
"We've got a lot of greenfield sites in Limerick city, we're just about to start our land development plan here so there's lots of opportunities for it.
"And actually even only at the weekend, someone discovered an old BMX track.
"So there is sort of places around that you could use them - obviously they'd have to be well away from people's homes, cause they are noisy".