Motorcycles, dirt bikes introduce extra roadway risks | Public Safety

Motorcycles introduce extra safety considerations for riders and other motorists, and it can be especially risky for people using dirt bikes, which aren’t made to be ridden on streets.

St. Joseph Police have been having issues recently with dirt bikes being used dangerously on Belt Highway, St. Joseph Police Sgt. James Tonn said.

“We are having issues with our crotch rockets, but we also are having issues with guys wanting to ride dirt bikes out on the road,” he said.

Dirt bikes often aren’t registered for road use, Tonn said. Even if they are registered, they don’t have all the same safety features as road bikes.

“When you’re riding a dirt bike faster than you should be at night, and you don’t have headlights because the bike doesn’t come with it, guess what?” he said. “We can’t see you. Nobody can, and when you’re running faster than you should be,

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Dirt bikes: Off-road motorcycle sales way up as people seek outdoor recreation

As people get away this summer with restrictions lifted, a lot of them are taking to off-road motorcycles — to the point that dirt bikes are cleaning up on the sales charts!

“It’s like a tsunami. It hit us, and has yet to crash,” said Kevin Wray, general manager of Bert’s Mega Mall in Covina

It’s hard to find a larger retailer of motorcycles than Bert’s. They carry every popular brand. Yet their sales floor for off-road motorcycles is somewhat bare these days.

“Bert’s Mega Mall has been around for 60 years. And in those 60 years we’ve never sold out of inventory, and we’re currently going through that process,” noted Wray.

While they recently had a small number of motorcycles on display in their off-highway area, they’re waiting for more bikes to come in. Those will then help fill up empty floor space, which used to be handlebar-to-handlebar, many

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21-year-old man fatally shot during large dirt bike, motorcycle gathering in Port Richmond: Police

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Philadelphia police are investigating a fatal shooting of a 21-year-old man in the city’s Port Richmond section.

The incident was reported Saturday at approximately 11:30 p.m. during a large dirt bike and motorcycle gathering near the intersection of Aramingo Avenue and Butler Street.

Police say they were responding to a call of a “person with a gun.”

According to authorities, Angel Rodriguez, 21, of Wissinoming, was riding his dirt bike when another man on a motorcycle shot him in the head.

The shooter then fled the scene, officials say.

The suspect was wearing a dark hoodie and a face mask.

The victim was pronounced dead on the scene.

Rodriguez’s family said he was passionate about motorcycles.

“That was his ability. Everyone has an ability to do something in life, and that was his. Everybody who had motorcycles would look for him to fix their motorcycle,” said the

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