A public safety crisis, council members demand mayor take action on illegal dirt bikes

From popping wheelies, to driving recklessly and riding on sidewalks, illegal dirt bikes and ATVS have wreaked havoc on NYC streets. As a result, members of the City Council are demanding the mayor take immediate action.

Through Aug. 14, a total of 1,682 dirt bikes, ATVs, mopeds, scooters and motorcycles have been seized in 2021, according to the NYPD. The issue reached a tipping point in July, when 4-year-old Jonathan Beauchamp was hit by a dirt bike in Queens and left in critical condition.

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