The victim, wearing a helmet, lost control of his machine while he was doing a wheelie in front of a friend. hit a pole while he was doing an urban rodeo, we learned this Wednesday from police sources. a rear wheel in front of a friend with his new motorcycle, a Suzuki GSX-R 750. But the young man lost his balance, first hitting the sidewalk and then a pole, several police sources told Le Figaro. : the worrying figures of a scourge that takes root The driver, who was driving without a license or insurance, was known to the police for three traffic offences, according to AFP. “To say that this is an urban rodeo is a bit risky, tempers a police source. We are not in the classic pattern of rodeo, which is carried out rather in motocross or even scooter and whose goal is to provoke the police and lead to a pursuit. firefighters and police… How to stem summer insecurity? On August 8, the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin announced from Marseille an intensification of controls throughout France against people carrying out urban rodeos, acts “often criminals which come kill, who come to wound very seriously”. Since that date, more than 150 scooters and motorcycles have been seized during more than 3,000 police and gendarmerie operations, said the Beauvau host on Tuesday on Twitter, assuring that, from this Wednesday, “each police station would carry out at least three anti-rodeo operations a day.” On August 5, a seven-year-old child was seriously injured during an urban rodeo in Pontoise (Val-d’Oise). The 18-year-old biker had first fled before going to the police station the next day. He has since been charged and imprisoned. On June 8, a 19-year-old young man lost his life after being hit by a motorcycle during an urban rodeo in Rennes (Ille-et-Vilaine). A 2018 law strengthening penalties against perpetrators of rodeos motorized vehicles provides for penalties of up to 5 years in prison. SEE ALSO – Urban rodeos: Gérald Darmanin announces tighter controls in the face of “criminal acts”
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