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Riders of ATVs, dirt bikes caught taking over Atlanta street

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ATLANTA (CBS46) -

ATVs and dirt bikes are running rampant on the streets of Atlanta and putting the lives of drivers in danger. Now, police and city leaders are ready to crack down on people breaking the law.

It's a public safety issue we've been following every summer, and I spoke with someone who almost got hit Sunday.

Lori Burroughs said hundreds of riders were going down Boulevard Sunday. She says she was so afraid she would get hit that she started recording them. 

The riders were caught on camera zipping and zooming down a side street in Atlanta. 

Burroughs says it was the second time she ran into the group. She says she sees the riders twisting and turning through traffic all year, especially at night with no lights.

"It's scary because you don't know what they're going to do," says Burroughs. "You don't know if they're going to stop, you don't know if they're going to hit your car."

I was able to find the city ordinance, which says it's unlawful for anyone to operate an ATV or off-road vehicle on any city sidewalk, park trail or city property.

Reggie Collins says he knows a lot of the riders and admits sometimes they go too far.

"It is a dangerous game, riding around in the streets and you know, putting everybody life in danger," says Collins. "You have to understand and know the situation. We don't have a lot of dirt bike trails around here."

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