Athletics and Recreation

ATV and dirt bike riders continue to bother Springfield residents

ATV and dirt bike riders continue to bother Springfield residents


BEING DONE TO STOP THIS. SYDNEY: WE’VE RECIEVED MULTIPLE VIEWER COMPLAINTS ABOUT ILLEGAL DIRT BIKES ON CITY STREETS..INCLUDING HOW 7 OF THEM SURRONDED A SCHOOL VAN ON BOSTON ROAD. FOR MONTHS DIRT BIKES AND ATVS HAVE CAUSED ISSUES FOR DRIVERS ALL OVER SPRINGFIELD. DANGEROUSLY WEAVING IN AND OUT OF TRAFFIC AND SPEEDING DOWN BUSY STREETS. SPRINGFIELD POLICE HAVE BEEN USING SEVERAL DIFFERENT RESOURCES TO COMBAT ILLEGAL DIRT BIKING. IN THE PAST, THE POLICE HAVE USED UNDERCOVER CARS AND MOTORCYCLES AND CAMERAS FROM CRIME ANYLSIS TO TRY AND STOP THE PROBLEM. SOMETHING DRIVERS HOPE WILL STOP THIS DANGEROUS NUISANCE. VERNON DAVIS – SPRINGFIELD ACTUALLY I HAVE. COMING OUT OF A STREET A DIRT BIKE WAS GOING REALLY FAST IN FRONT OF ME AND I HAD TO PUMP MY BRAKES REALLY FAST SO IT IS DANGEROUS. SYDNEY: ACCORDING TO THE SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN RYAN WALSH, POLICE HAVE A HARD TIME CHASING DOWN THE DIRTBIKES BECAUSE IT PUTS OTHER PEOPLE IN DANGER. SO INSTEAD, THEY ARE ASKING THE PUBLIC THE PUBLIC TO KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR WHERE PEOPLE MIGHT BE STORING THESE DIRT BIKES AND ATVS. SYDNEY: ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CONTACT THE SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT. LIVE IN SPRINGFIELD SYDNEY SNOW 22NEWS


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