Is a crackdown on reckless driving in Philly in the works?
Mayor Jim Kenney is approaching state lawmakers about ways to prevent reckless driving in the city, his spokesperson Joy Huertas told Axios in an email this week.
What's happening: The Kenney administration discussed the issue with Rep. Joanna E. McClinton, the state House's top ranking Democrat, Huertas said.
- But she added officials "do not have specific changes we'd like to see yet."
Flashback: Kenney said last week he had started talking with state House leaders about "increasing some of the penalties" for what he called "bad activity" around reckless driving incidents, like ATVs driving on sidewalks.
- His comments came days after large crowds watching cars drifting and doing doughnuts brought 15th and Market streets outside City Hall to a standstill.
What they're saying: "Police have been successful in confiscating hundreds of dirt bikes, ATVs, and scooters as part of their efforts to cut down on this illegal activity and will continue to do so," Huertas said.
- McClinton didn't return multiple requests seeking comment.
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