Ventnor Police officers were highly visible on the boardwalk this past weekend. City Hall stepping up enforcement of current bike, dog and smoking laws, aka ‘ordinances’.
A VCPD electronic billboard was positioned at Cornwall and the Boardwalk on Sunday, May 14. WATCH VIDEO.
Clear, stern warnings flashed at those passing by: Court dates being issued. No e-bikes. No dogs. No smoking. Listed rules online at ecodes.com
Pedestrians were also happy to see VCPD stationed at Suffolk Ave, adjacent to the pickleball courts and playground. ‘Sounded like they were monitoring e-bike usage on the Boardwalk.’
Not easy identifying bikes styles. Example: motorized e-bikes often look like regular bicycles. The batteries are smaller and more powerful. They can be integrated into the heavy frame.
Dangerous and illegal riding of motorized vehicles on the boardwalk of Ventnor and Atlantic City.
While Ventnor cracks down on Boardwalk scofflaws, Atlantic City remains lax with their enforcement.
AC’s Public Safety Director is Mayor Marty Small. To date, Small has brushed aside requests to enforce current Boardwalk law from Jackson Ave in Lower Chelsea, all the way to Gardner’s Basin.
Mayor Small facing increased resident pressure to stop ATV and motorcycle ‘ride-outs’.
So called ‘ride-outs’ are communal groups of ATV and dirt bike riders who perform stunts and weave through traffic—have become increasingly common on city streets.
All-terrain vehicles, including four-wheelers and off-road motorcycles are illegal and dangerous on streets, usually loud and difficult for law enforcement to control. Press of AC.
All towns should authorize police to confiscate and destroy ATVs being driven illegally within municipal limits. ATVs are often operated illegally. They’re also a serious threat to pedestrian and driver safety on the streets.
Atlantic City Police Chief Jim Sarkos should team up with VCPD.Atlantic City residents.
Large groups regularly use Atlantic Ave as a race track. They also perform dangerous tricks, like playing ‘chicken’ with oncoming traffic.
For more detail, reach out to the following officials:
- NJ Senator Vince Polistina
- Atlantic County Commissioner, Ernest Coursey.
- Assembly members Don Guardian and Claire Swift
- Gov Murphy liaison; Chris Brown