Bike racers play cat and mouse with the cops | Chennai News

CHENNAI: The bikers are back and the sunbathers are paying the price. On Friday evening, at least 20 cyclists on high-end bikes took over Kamarajar Salai along Marina beach for around 15 minutes, endangering motorists and pedestrians before police arrived on the scene .
These bikers compete with each other to perform stunts on public roads, without caring about other road users. They weave through traffic at high speeds doing wheelies and other maneuvers that can lead to nasty pile-ups.
Once the police arrive, the cyclists scatter in all directions. This is a recurring problem and police are monitoring CCTV footage on roads and inner streets to track down runners. No arrests have been made so far.
An assistant police commissioner, whose team is checking CCTV footage, said: ‘We found the cyclists, one after another, coming from Dr Besant Road to Ice House. We will follow up on the suspects as we have received a few additional video clips shot by some of the bystanders on the beach road.
Vishnu who was at the beach with friends said it was a nightmare trying to cross the road. Another bather, Sivabalan from Triplicane, said: “Not only are the youngsters risking their lives, but they pose a real danger to other road users.
Police maintain barricades across Kamarajar Salai at several locations to control speeding motorcyclists and motorists. However, cyclists use all available spaces, even paths, to circumvent barricades.
This problem of stunts and drag races by young people is present in several places in the city. Maduravoyal bypass, Madhya Kailash area of ​​OMR and Sardar Patel road and sections of GST road also face this threat.
“Many teenagers, including students and bike mechanics, performed risky stunts for money and thrills,” said Royapettah resident Prakash Babu.

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