The New York City Police Department (NYPD) is cracking down on unlicensed mopeds driven by migrants, particularly those using them for deliveries. The NYPD confiscated 80 mopeds parked outside the Roosevelt and Watson Hotels in Manhattan, which have been converted into migrant shelters. New Yorkers have complained about migrants using unregistered mopeds to navigate the city, often violating traffic rules.
Many migrants use mopeds for food delivery work, but the majority seen near the shelters lack proper registration and insurance. The crackdown is part of efforts to address the issue of unlicensed mopeds in the city.