Will banning pillions reduce London's moped crime?

Published on 28 November 2017 by Robert Drane

On 21 November, the Evening Standard reported that London Assembly Green member Sian Berry suggested a temporary ban on pillions may help cut crime.

She said: “A local safer neighbourhood panel chair pointed out a tactic used in some other countries: to temporarily ban the carrying of pillion passengers across whole cities.

“I’d like to know what people think as I’m really not sure this is right for London. But it’s possible that temporary bans on moped passengers in particular areas would help to identify and better target police action, as anyone defying a ban would know they might be spoken to.”

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