POLICE Minister Liza Harvey has dubbed motorised picnic tables seen travelling in Scarborough “bizarre” and “dangerous”.
Ms Harvey said the homemade vehicles seen this month driving on West Coast Drive and Scarborough Beach Road were illegal and unregistered.
“I’m sure a lot of people find it very amusing and it does look quite comical but those people turned into one of the busiest intersections in Perth on an unlicensed, unregistered vehicle and it looked like they had been drinking as well,” she said. “That intersection can be quite dangerous to negotiate and to be operating a mechanised vehicle in those conditions is putting road users at risk.”
Police are concerned for the safety of those riding on the tables with no protective clothing, especially when on roads alongside motor vehicles.
The people using the vehicles could face a number of charges including driving an unlicensed vehicle, driving an unroadworthy vehicle and drink driving.
“I would recommend they hold on to that manufactured vehicle, keep it in their back yard and leave it there, and stop driving on our public roads because my Scarborough police team are most interested in finding these people,” Ms Harvey said.
Scarborough Police Acting Senior Sergeant Haydn Farrow said the police were making inquiries and working with the City of Stirling to review CCTV footage.
“We encourage people to come forward with any knowledge of the incident and we can start to look at the people in the footage to see if we can identify them,” Sgt Farrow said. “They are potentially open to being involved in accidents and are not complying with the Traffic Act in any way, shape or form.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.