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CHICAGO (CBS)– Groups of hundreds of motorcyclists in Chicago are putting themselves and others at risk as they blow red lights, stop signs and ride on sidewalks.
As CBS 2’s Jim Williams reported Tuesday, these incidents have been reported in numerous places — from the South Loop at 13th Street and Wabash Avenue to the Magnificent Mile and Jackson Park — often late at night.
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Hundreds of motorcyclists disobey traffic laws and roar down the street forcing pedestrians to scramble.
“It’s just amazing and frightening, actually,” said Kim, who wants to remain anonymous.
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Kim speaks for many of her neighbors in describing the reckless motorcyclists.
“Two hundred, 300 motorcyclists barreling down the road,” she said, “disregarding all traffic lights, stop signs, speed limits, pedestrians on sidewalks.”
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The motorcyclists’ own videos show it all: Wheelies on the Kennedy Expressway, as they weave from lane to lane.
In another video, they blow red lights on a busy North Michigan Avenue, right in front of pedestrians.
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In Jackson Park, a motorcyclist can be seen riding on the sidewalk for blocks...
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