VIDEO: Off-road vehicles block interstate traffic near Superdome
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - As concerns grow over what seems to be an increase of off-road vehicles driving recklessly around the city, another video shows dozens of ATVs blocking interstate traffic.
The video was taken near the I-10 Superdome exit westbound in downtown New Orleans around 2:00 p.m. Wednesday.
This video comes just hours after a report of a group of off-road vehicles menacing Mid City drivers.
Several instances in the last week have State Police on high alert for those who drive ATVs illegally on city highways and interstates.
Earlier this week a group of ATV drivers crashed into Jefferson Parish deputies.
Drivers on I-10 said Sunday they feared for their lives after a half-dozen motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles took over all three lanes of the interstate.
ATVs are not street legal, though a driver's license is not needed to operate one. Driving off-road vehicles on any public road is illegal, and they do not comply with the specific safety requirements needed to drive on highways and interstates, according to our partners Nola.com | The Times-Picayune.
State Police say they will continue their crackdown, urging drivers who witness off road vehicles on city streets to call 911.
There is no information regarding the identities of the group of ATV drivers in the video at this time.