The City of Little Falls Police Department has been getting many complaints and feedback from concerned residents about the dangerous operation of motorized bicycles. These bicycles are regular bikes as we know them, with the added power of a small gasoline engine which helps propel the bike beyond speeds acceptable for safe operation.
Further, several operators insist on riding in violation of our City Code and State Law. Violators are often observed operating on sidewalks in dangerous proximity to pedestrians entering or exiting stores, establishments, and residences. Those that operate on the roadway have routinely disobeyed traffic control devices, failed to signal, operate in the wrong direction or the wrong side of the roadway.
Beginning May 1st, 2023, the city police department will be actively looking to curtail the illegal operation of these machines by intervention and subsequent enforcement of applicable ordinances and/or laws. The seizure of the machine will likely occur, and the operator, or parents of the juveniles as the case may be, will likely pay the cost of removal of the bikes, along with any tickets that will be issued.
If you have questions, you are encouraged to speak to an officer at the Police Department.
What a joke kids can’t do anything around little falls it’s not a retirement city there is worse going on and they turn there heads
Just make your money giving them permits and safety training teach them proper speed and traffic laws and defensive driving. Cyclists have a responsibility so these people should be held to the same standards. Instead of cracking down, invest in the community. Might be somebody’s only form of transportation to essential services or employment.
It would be quite helpful for you to cite and detail the applicable state and local ordinances regarding motorized bikes.
This is a release from the PD. They didn’t cite anything other than what is in the article.
Visiting my Aunt in Little Falls we were almost knocked over by a young man on one of those bike’s, he didn’t even stop. They should be taken off the street. Older people cannot react fast enough to get out of the way.