250 Illegal Dirt Bikes and ATVs Seized in New York State! Is Yours Next?
Have you seen large groups of people riding dirt bikes and ATV's around the Capital Region? There have been more than a few reports of erratic driving along Washington Avenue Extension near Walmart. Are they riding legal? Are they a danger to pedestrians and other vehicles on the road? Many say yes!
What can be done about the ones riding illegally?
In April of 2021 the City of Albany passed a law that would increase fines and penalties for anyone caught illegally riding a dirt bike or ATV. According to Local Law E, anyone who is driving the vehicles illegally will face up to $3,000 in fines as well as up to two weeks in jail.
Over the weekend the New York City Police Department took a big step forward in confiscating illegal dirt bikes and ATVs with a haul of more than 250 illegal bikes. Check out this video posted by NYC Police Chief Jeffrey Maddrey.
- "Good work" - Moe P.
- "What about the city's violent crime?" - Keisean
- "Thank you Chief Maddrey" - Sam E. A.
- "the bikes do create a mad max atmosphere, but so does open air drug use and defecation — is the da going to start enforcing other laws?" - Michael K.
What happens once they are impounded? Watch this video.