The mayor of New York waved a flag and used a bulldozer to run over nearly 100 off-road motorcycles that are not allowed in the city.
On June 21, 92 motorcycles belonging to illegal drivers were crushed by bulldozers at the Erie Basin Motor Yard in the Gowanus Bay parking lot in Brooklyn, New York. Mayor Eric Adams has pledged to continue to clear the streets of New York from illegal motocross bikes.
“New York authorities have heeded the call and removed noisy, dangerous and illegal cars from the streets,” he said. “Over the years, we’ve seen the consequences of not strictly controlling off-road vehicles.”
“I’m not going to give up on my commitment to removing these vehicles from the streets and making the streets of New York a safe place for everyone to travel,” he continued. “As you can see from the number of vehicles destroyed today, we are delivering on our promises.”
So far this year, New York City has confiscated and destroyed 900 off-road motorcycles and ATVs, an 88 percent increase from last year. The mayor of New York explained that the vehicles will not be resold to ensure they do not return to endanger the streets.
“Today, as we stand in the shadow of the Freedom Tower, we are getting rid of the vehicles that wreak havoc on the streets,” he said. “They will be shredded today so they will never terrorize our city again. They will be turned into scrap for recycling.”
Hong Han (follow New York Post)