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Cell Phone Video Draws Attention To Bad Bike Behavior

Cell Phone Video Draws Attention To Bad Bike Behavior


HEAD TO OUR WEB SITE, CBSNEWYORK.COM. TEENAGE BICYCLISTS IN LONG ISLAND SAY THEY WERE ALMOST RUN OVER BY A TRUCK AND HAVE THE VIDEO TO PROVE IT. THE POLICE SAY THEY WERE RECKLESS ON THE ROAD PUTTING THEIR OWN LIVES AND OTHERS IN DANGER. CBS 2 HAS MORE. Reporter: CELL PHONE VIDEO SHOWS A GROUP OF TEENS ON BIKES AROUND A PICK UP TRUCK ON THURSDAY AS DRIVERS AND TEENS ARE INVOLVED IN CONFRONTATION. THE TRUCK PULLS AWAY AND DRIVES OVER ONE OF THE BIKE AS ONE EVER THE TEENS KICKS THE BACK OF THE VEHICLE. WE TALKED BY CELL PHONE. SOMEONE COULD OF GOTTEN KILLED. SOME KIDS THAT RIDE WITH US THEY WILL DO ALL STUPID STUFF AND JUST SWERVE CARS AND ALL OF THAT AND THEN SOME OF US JUST WANT TO LIKE RIDE AND HAVE FUN WITH OUR PACK AND STUFF. Reporter: THE POLICE SAY AT LEAST 20 PEOPLE CALLED 911 REPORTING A LARGE GROUP OF ERRATIC BICYCLISTS ON THE NORTHERN STATE PARKWAY. THE AUTHORITIES SAY THE DRIVER OF THE TRUCK CALLED THE POLICE IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE INCIDENT TELLING THEM THAT HE DROVE AWAY BECAUSE HE FEARED FOR HIS SAFETY. I WOULD HAVE THE SAME REACTION AS THE GUY DRIVING THE CAR. WHY ARE THE KIDS COMING UP TO ME, A GROUP OF THEM, TOO, THEY COULD VANDALIZE MY CAR. I WOULD BE OUT, TOO. I WOULD DRIVE DOWN THE ROAD AND KIDS DO THE WHEELIE AND SWERVE OUT OF THE WAY WHILE I AM DRIVING AND LIKE IF I HIT THE KID IS THAT MY FAULT? Reporter: THE POLICE SAY BAD BIKE BEHAVIOR LIKE THESE LARGE RIDE OUTS AND PLAYING CHICKEN IS ON THE RISE. OFFICIALS SAY IT IS PART OF A DANGEROUS TREND WHERE TEENS TAKE VIDEOS ON THEIR CELL PHONE AND POST THEM ON SOCIAL MEDIA FOR LIKES. Reporter: THAT IS WHY SEVERAL TOWNS HAVE BEEN TAKING ACTION. SEIZING THE BIKES AND TICKETING THEM.

25 thoughts on “Cell Phone Video Draws Attention To Bad Bike Behavior”

  1. They sound like idiot's swerving there bikes in front of cars that they just want to have fun maybe we should swerve our cars at bikes cuz we want to have fun plus they dont even have helmets on 🤨

  2. I would have shot one of them! maybe ran over a few! While trying to drive away fearing for my life… And my Car/property.. ..( Stand your ground law) .. ❤ FLA..

  3. Why would you give these grimy dirty looking kids a forum to spew their pathetic lies! They dare you to hit them like they could actually do something to the driver! Their parents are an a absolute joke!

  4. Drivers should share the road with people on bicycles the individuals riding bikes are not being aggressive the only time we get to get out and enjoy ourselves is certain parts of the day when cops are away not harassing us we barely get to have fun but when we do you have drivers not being respectful and assuming that the road is just theirs so then you give officers the right to take other people's things and then you wonder why no one likes the cops how about you take cars away from people that have driver's licenses and never follow the law police officers do at 2 on bikes they never stopped when they're supposed to they just dried across streets into oncoming traffic assuming people supposed to stop for them just because they have a badge they need to be respectful just like anyone else why is it every time the community tries to get together the cops always want to intervene and make situations worse every law that has been coming out lately is to keep individuals away from each other in the house with less communication I find it odd and nerve-wracking these cops and these drivers are getting away for with way too much let the children have fun no one just walks up to a trucks and hits it for fun especially when we out riding and I don't know what person calls the police and says hey I drove over a bike because a group of bikers decided just to walk up to my car there's always two sides that driver should have been ticketed for damaging property or called the police I'm sure he has GMC and he could have hit the OnStar button at any point in time or he could have pulled his phone out and recorded but yet he decided to drive forward and smash up someone's private property whether he felt that that teen was in the wrong or not that's damage to property with a motor vehicle caught on tape that's a crime the cops don't get to decide if the video shows the teens doing bad that white truck committed a felony and a misdemeanor all at the same time and fleeing the scene of an accident

  5. bikes should be for a park or something not as a means of transportation to be on the road with vehicles, i think the state has giving to much power to the bicyclist .. i am constantly dodging bikers and sometimes they come on the wrong side and surprise me out of no where .. and some dont obey the rules that are in effect now, like they will run threw lights .. theres already enough transportation in nyc , we have buses, trains, yellow taxis, ubers , all kinds of ways to get around but yet they want to give these bicyclist the road .. they should band them from riding the streets with cars .. they should be at a park or something like that, that was definitely a bad idea .

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