The NYPD should crack down on reckless drivers.
Gotham streets are more dangerous than they’ve been in years. As of June 30, 123 people had died in crashes, up from 105 in pre-pandemic 2019. The NYPD is rightly cracking down against the illegal dirt bikes and ATVs that have become a menace to pedestrians. But it should crack down, too, on drag-racing, speeding and illegal souped-up cars.
In the late spring of 2020, New Yorkers grew accustomed to a new pandemic noise: the constant buzz of illegal dirt bikes, with many drivers going the wrong way or up on sidewalks. In July, a toddler was critically injured by a dirt-bike rider in Flushing Meadows Park. The alleged thrill rider, who fled, blamed the child when caught.
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