NYC destroys dirt bikes

June 22, 2022
Dirt bike wheel

They will be crushed today so they can never terrorize our city again …

NYC Mayor Eric Adams speaking about illegal dirt bikes before more than 90 were destroyed by a bulldozer.

Why It Matters: Leaders in the United States' biggest city say illegal dirt bikes continue to "threaten the safety" of NY streets.

  • The bikes were destroyed in a highly-publicized event to send a "strong message" about how seriously law enforcement is taking the issue of illegal motorbikes. The remnants of the vehicles will be recycled.
  • Mayor Adams says police have seized around 2,000 illegal dirt bikes and ATVs *already* in 2022 an 88% increase compared to last year.
  • The NYC mayor says the threat posed by these bikes continues to increase and that they are a "menace" to quality of life in the city, including as noise pollution.

NYC destroys nearly 100 ‘destructive’ and ‘dangerous’ dirt bikes

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by Jenna Lee,