France To Crack Down On
Off-road-bike Urban Rodeos
French road safety enforcement agency Gendarmerie Nationale already started active inspections. PHOTO: GN15 AUG - The French government has pledged a new crackdown against illicit motorbike cruising by youths in suburbs across the country after two children were seriously injured by a rider near Paris at the weekend, Radio France Internacionale announced.
Rowdy late-night races and stunts known as "rodeos" have become increasingly popular in low-income neighbourhoods in particular, leading to traffic and noise disruption that has been denounced by local officials and many residents.