KC Police Targeting Extreme Motorcycle Riders

Posted: Jun 16, 2013 11:34 AM by Associated Press
Updated: Jun 16, 2013 12:39 PM

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas City police say they are trying to crack down on dangerous motorcyclists who pull stunts while flying down busy streets in the area.

A group of about 40 bikers blocked traffic on Interstate 70 recently while videotaping themselves doing stunts as motorists tried to avoid them. The bikers call it "killing the streets."

But Sgt. Bill Mahoney says the bikers' sudden lane changes and driving between vehicles frightens drivers more than it impresses them. And police are worried that bikers' blocking the streets and causing long backups could lead to serious accidents.

The Kansas City Star reports police arrested two bikers and one passenger for traffic charges earlier this month. One biker was arrested after he popped a wheelie and crashed into the back of a police car.

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