You know those street bikes and ATV’s of being-illegal-and-very-dangerous fame? Well, if you really want one, but don’t want to pay retail, head over to one of the PPA’s auctions, where according to the Daily News, they are frequently up for auction. Many of these vehicles end up back on the street illegally because no shit they do. Add this to the supposed “no pursuit” policy of the PPD, which may or may not be followed by many officers, and you’ve found yourself Philadelphia’s easiest and safest (in terms of possible legal ramifications) law to break. Where it is not safe however, is when these riders do get involved in police pursuit (or just reckless riding), ending in crashes, collisions, broken bones and lacerations, often on small city streets.
So what to do? The Daily News suggested possibly destroying confiscated bikes to police spokesman Lt. Ray Evers, to which he said, “We don’t resell guns that we confiscate; we destroy them. By destroying them, we limit the supply on the street. So destroying (the ATVs and dirt bikes police confiscate) is an idea that we’re looking at,” which is good, because it’s nice to see the police using common sense only after it was suggested to them.