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NEW YORK CITY — The New York Police Department has issued a total of 5,498 summonses to motorcycle operators throughout the city this year and also seized 1,440 motorcycles, quads and dirt bikes, including 57 on Sept. 29, cops said.

Police said patrol personnel have collected a total of 437 arrests, including 187 for reckless endangerment or reckless driving. The Police Department said other offenses have also included motorcycle riders driving without a license or with a suspended license, without registration or insurance or with altered vehicle identification numbers or license plate violations.

Throughout the city, police said officers have conducted a total of 25 motorcycle-enforcement initiatives this year in order to deter or cite dangerous or otherwise illegal motorcycle and other motorized bike operations.

Some of those seizures also included the deployment of NYPD helicopters to help inform ground units of problematic areas, cops said.

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