Quad-Bike Riders Flout Traffic Laws in Mykonos (video)


Quad-bike renters on the cosmopolitan Greek island of Mykonos are flouting a recently-imposed traffic law which bans ATVs from roads.

A video has emerged of three tourists riding quad-bikes on the narrow roads of Mykonos. None of the riders are wearing a protective helmet as the bikes swerve uphill.

Local sites report that accidents involving all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are very common.

The quad bikes — called “pigs” in Greece — are very popular with tourists since their use does not require a driver’s license.

In May owners of businesses which rent ATVs to tourists blocked the Mykonos port in protest at the regulations.

Similar protests took place on the island of Naxos.

Other than Mykonos and Naxos, other popular Aegean islands have made efforts to stop the new regulation. Rental businesses on Ios, Santorini and Paros have made official petitions against the new law but with no results.