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?

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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.

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NEVER attempt to apprehend a fugitive yourself. If you have information on the location of any of these fugitives, you can contact OSI 24 hours a day / 7 days a week to report it. All leads and tips are treated as confidential information.

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