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Authorities in New York are continuing to crack down on illegal dirt bikes, ATVs, and scooters, seizing over 200 of them last Sunday.
The New York Police Department confirmed that 200 illegal vehicles were seized across the five boroughs and that it will “continue to address all quality of life and public safety concerns impacting NYC residents.”
The seizing of these 200 vehicles came just a week after 250 additional dirt bikes, ATVs, and scooters were taken by police.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams is the man behind the crackdown on illegal vehicles that take to the city’s streets on a regular basis, with riders revving engines, speeding, riding along sidewalks, and performing wheelies. According to police, the majority of the vehicles seized are unregistered and lack VIN numbers. They also claim that some of them are used in criminal activity.
This year, local police have confiscated nearly 3,000 of these bikes. Before their bikes are crushed, owners have 15 days to obtain a permit and retrieve them.
In a widely publicised video from June, Mayor Eric Adams hosted a media event at which 92 illegal bikes and ATVs were crushed by a bulldozer.
“Illegal dirtbikes and ATVs endanger New Yorkers’ lives.” “We’re not going to let them get away with it,” Adams said on Twitter in June. “We’ve already removed nearly 2,000 bikes from the streets this year, and we’re just getting started.” You’ve gotten the message: you want to terrorise our communities. You’re going to get crushed.”
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