A week or so ago we reported on The New York City Police Department (NYPD) confiscating over 100 dirt bikes and ATVs and crushing all of them with a bulldozer as they do annually. However, Upon seeing the footage of the motorcycle crush, many people reacted negatively. AMERiders has the story for you.
New York City residents often complain about the noise made by dirt bikes and ATVs. The Police are called to deal with those who use these types of vehicles to move around the city. They’re making a lot of noise and are almost always traveling in groups. This behavior scares many pedestrians as well and bikers will often use sidewalks to skip traffic.
Drivers also report the bikers to the Police, but the NYPD can’t catch them all. On some unfortunate occasions, dirt bikes and ATVs collide with cars and run off leaving the law-abiding citizens to deal with the damage themselves.
Police agree that dirt bike and ATV users are a danger to the community and underline that these vehicles aren’t approved for on-road use, nor are they registered or insured.
“Dirt bikes and ATVs aren’t only a nuisance and an annoyance to us but they’re extremely dangerous. We know that. We see them all the time and hear them all time at night. We see the large numbers moving throughout our street, and we want to be clear this is not acceptable,” said Mayor Eric Adams.
Footage recorded by Reuters and published on Twitter shows a bulldozer going over multiple two-wheelers after the mayor waives a checkered flag.
The mayor and the NYPD Commissioner hope this annual motorcycle crush will send a signal, and Americans will understand that it’s dangerous to use these vehicles in the city.
But upon seeing what happened in New York City, people reacted on Twitter. Most of them said this action was a waste and underlined that authorities should’ve auctioned them off or donated them to those that need transportation for work.
On the other hand, other motorcycle enthusiasts said this was a good idea because dirt bike users “ride around like maniacs.”
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The NYPD’s Motorcycle Crush Gains Negative Reaction This Year and AMERiders has the story for you.
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