Bronx President Ruben Diaz Jr. calls for new law to penalize gas stations that fill up dirt bikes

While dirt bikes and ATVs are not street legal, Diaz says they're seen fueling up all over the city.

While dirt bikes and ATVs are not street legal, Diaz says they're seen fueling up all over the city. (10/3/13)

THE BRONX - Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is calling for a new city law that would slap heavy fines on gas stations in an effort to reduce illegal dirt bikes and four-wheelers.

If passed, any gas station that allows illegal dirt bikes and ATVs to fill up at their pumps could be cited with a fine of up to $1,000. While dirt bikes and ATVs are not street legal, Diaz says they're seen fueling up all over the city and that it has to stop.

State Sen. Adriano Espillat has also come out saying that bikers need to be more heavily regulated following the attack in Washington Heights on Sunday. He says the bikers meet in the hundreds and clog up the Bronx streets and gas stations every weekend.

Diaz issued a letter in June to NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly calling for an action plan to deal with the issue.

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