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34 minutes ago, CTiger said:

I think its just a dumb strategy to try to generate more clicks.  A swarm of dirt bikers and ATV riders descending on a "Town" is used intentionally to conjure up images of hoodlums attacking a small innocent town.  They are trying to scare people into clicking on the article.   If they put "Major City" in the headline, most people lose their sympathy towards the situation.

True, though I've been surrounded by that group on Tryon as guys were doing wheelies a foot away from my car while going 35 mph and weaving in and out of traffic. Its more than a little unnerving. Luckily they just blow through the red lights, so it was fairly short lived, though they just move on to the next group of motorists. I'm surprised there haven't been more accidents. 

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Well, according to the local news a few nights ago one of these guys was killed while trying to flee police. Lost control and hit a barrier if I remember correctly. According to the piece there have been countless reports to law enforcement about this behavior so expect to see a crackdown in the area. 

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First, I'm not a police officer so don't hold me to this but...

I'm pretty sure they're not allowed to pursue  dirt bikes/4 wheelers/etc. UNLESS said person was witnessed or suspected of serious crimes. The bad part is the people on bikes and the like know this and will blatantly ride in front of officers doing wheelies and such.  Now the above case the person was suspected of assualt (serious crime) hence the pursuit. But in cases where the people are riding and are not suspected of or are witness to serious crime they may not be able to initiate pursuit. They have to weigh the pursuit vs the risk to the public if they do pursue. 

TL;DR: I'm not sure how much crack down will happen if it doesn't involve serious crime. 

See CMPD's Interactive Directive Guide 600-22

Should be first result if you Google "CMPD pursuit policy".

I hope this helps anybody with questions. 

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Okay I am watching this show so you don't have to "Married at First Sight"

It is taking place in Charlotte this season and follows 4 couples all from Charlotte married at first sight but matched behind the scenes etc you can read all about it if you want.  Lots online about it. 

However the thing that comes through whether these couples make it after 8 weeks or not is the city of Charlotte is shining through.  They rented all the couples apartments at Solis Southpark so they have their own nests as opposed to their homes before.  All went on 1 month anniversary 'dates' including one couple  atop the Omni Hotel pool deck.  Another  at Oak Steakhouse in Southpark. Lots and lots of shots of the skyline every time they transition from one couple to another.  Epicenter is shown a lot as is the light rail and of course the skyline.  Filmed in early spring married in late March and now spring in Charlotte and we all know have beautiful it is here.    Anyway this show gets millions of viewers being exposed to Charlotte probably for the first time.  Even Legacy is getting some love in the shots!  Only one crazy couple from what I see but every town has 'em! 

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The dirt bike/ATV issue is a HUGE problem in DC...driving on the other side of the road in rush hour traffic,  running red lights, etc. Never seen it before in CLT.

MPD has a policy in DC of not chasing them unless some other crime was committed. 

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12 hours ago, LKN704 said:

The dirt bike/ATV issue is a HUGE problem in DC...driving on the other side of the road in rush hour traffic,  running red lights, etc. Never seen it before in CLT.

MPD has a policy in DC of not chasing them unless some other crime was committed. 

There is one group here in Charlotte that is nowhere the size that I have seen in other cities, but they have been pretty regularly rolling up N. Tryon and then all the way down Matheson every few days. Honestly most of them go slower than regular traffic on Matheson and just pull wheelies but I haven't seen anything as reckless as the videos online. Nowhere near enough police presence here to do something about it

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15 hours ago, LKN704 said:

The dirt bike/ATV issue is a HUGE problem in DC...driving on the other side of the road in rush hour traffic,  running red lights, etc. Never seen it before in CLT.

MPD has a policy in DC of not chasing them unless some other crime was committed. 

I've seen ATVs on the highway in NYC a few times. No sure how this is legal.

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11 hours ago, ricky_davis_fan_21 said:

I've seen ATVs on the highway in NYC a few times. No sure how this is legal.

It is in most places if not all places. 

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21 hours ago, 11 HouseBZ said:

First, I'm not a police officer so don't hold me to this but...

I'm pretty sure they're not allowed to pursue  dirt bikes/4 wheelers/etc. UNLESS said person was witnessed or suspected of serious crimes. The bad part is the people on bikes and the like know this and will blatantly ride in front of officers doing wheelies and such.  Now the above case the person was suspected of assualt (serious crime) hence the pursuit. But in cases where the people are riding and are not suspected of or are witness to serious crime they may not be able to initiate pursuit. They have to weigh the pursuit vs the risk to the public if they do pursue. 

TL;DR: I'm not sure how much crack down will happen if it doesn't involve serious crime. 

See CMPD's Interactive Directive Guide 600-22

Should be first result if you Google "CMPD pursuit policy".

I hope this helps anybody with questions. 

How about they just pull out their weapon and shoot them?

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