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Motorcycles speeding on Anthony Wayne Trail a problem

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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

If you drive on the Anthony Wayne Trail, chances are you've seen reckless driving. Some of that may have been by motorcycle drivers.

Just Wednesday night, Toledo Police chased a speeding motorcyclist from the Trail and Western. The chase eventually ended because the biker was going too fast for police to pursue.

The Beverly Block Watch is demanding these motorcycles slow down in their neighborhood, between Sherwood and Copland. The chairman of the block watch says the bikes are too loud and driving too fast. He's worried someone is going to get killed.

"If you are trying to sleep on a weekend night and it is one in the morning and these cycles go by, it makes it very difficult and scary, at times," Chairman Paul Raczkowski said.

Raczkowski says the noise itself is unbearable at times, but he's also worried about the bikers' safety. He wants to see a speed enforcement camera put up. A spokesperson for Toledo Mayor Michael Collins says they will work with the City of Maumee on the issue, and it could involve the Toledo Police helicopter.

"They do have a right to be on the Trail," Raczkowski said. "But to exceed the speed limit – we can't do that as drivers and they should not be able to do that."

A motorcyclist Toledo News Now spoke with said they should follow the speed limit, but the noise they make is a good thing. It alerts other drivers that they are nearby.

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