A Regina man is warning other drivers about a group of teens playing chicken in the city’s northwest end.
Last Thursday, Ryan Varjassy was on his way to the grocery store when he saw around 25 bicycles surrounding his car on Sherwood Drive.
“One of them was doing a wheelie, I almost hit him. Then I almost hit two others, who were on the other side, as I was trying to dodge him,” he explained.
Varjassy said he proceeded to follow the group to take a video, which is when he watched them zip in and out of oncoming traffic.
“People were slamming on their brakes, skidding and honking and swerving. There’s potential for some sort of accident — whether it involves the kids or the vehicles,” he said.
When Varjassy eventually pulled over, he said the group swarmed his vehicle.
“They were beaking, saying this and that, while somebody’s kicking the front (of the car), another one’s kicking the back. Then one starts spitting on the window,” he described.
Once he got home, Varjassy posted the videos and photos he took to social media, which is when he said he received upwards of 40 messages from others who said they shared the same experience with the group of teens.
Regina police have said they’re aware of the situation and will have school resource officers and traffic members out conducting enforcement.
As cyclists, police have said the teens are subject to the city’s traffic bylaws and could face tickets for operating their bikes unsafely.
However, Varjassy doesn’t believe that’s enough and suggests community service would be better.
“They cannot intentionally go out into public to cause this kind of mischief without some kind of repercussion or consequence,” he said. “I care about what happens here. This is my home.”