As you all probably know Sandy hit the east coast pretty hard. Im from NYC and public transit is a big deal here to get around. So when sandy came and went There was no public transportation in NYC. This when my little motorized horse came in handy. It got me to work fast and easy.Public transport started to slowly come to life but with that came really long lines and long waits. I wasnt going to deal with that. So while everyone was fighting to get into a bus I was cruising and having fun. As for the police I would ghost pedal or just shut it off and wouldnt get noticed. Ive passed by right next to a couple of cops and they didnt even bother to look. I guess it shouldnt be a problem as long as I dont ride like a maniac.