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Center Square

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SOMETHING absolutely has to done about ATVs being driven through city streets at high speeds and disregarding traffic signals, etc. Around 7:45 tonight, a gang of 12 or more ATVs came blasting east on Madison Avenue with a number of them blasting right through the busy Lark/Madison/Delaware intersection. They were revving engines, doing wheelies, weaving in and out of a row of moving cars, speeding, and using both the east and westbound lanes. Some of these idiots (and that’s the politest word I can use for them) decided the sidewalk was theirs with several of them jumping the curbs and speeding down the sidewalk. One of them came within inches of a man walking down the odd side of the street -even hearing them coming gave him almost no time to get out of the way. And if I hadn’t already walked up my front steps seconds earlier, I probably would’ve have been hit and killed. An older person or someone with children or with mobility issues would not have been as fortunate as the young man and myself. I realize the police can’t risk a high speed chase with these ATV riders, but something HAS to be done. Someone will eventually be seriously hurt or killed because of these riders. I’ve heard them roaring through Park South, Hudson Park, and other adjacent neighborhoods all summer. I’ve seen one or two riders speed the wrong way on side streets. And there have been multiple complaints here on SeeClickFix this year. Calling the police after the fact doesn’t help - the gang that blasted down Madison tonight was long gone before I’d even turned my key in my door. But this problem needs to addressed before there is a tragedy. After tonight, enough is enough.


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