Pocket Motorcycles (2004)
This is one trend that anybody who’s lived in a big city in the last decade already hates. Pocket motorcycles, small gas-powered minibikes capable of reaching speeds of 40 miles per hour, became a hot urban trend in the early 2000s. Because they didn’t require a driver’s license, idiots flocked to them, and even though many cities passed laws specifically prohibiting their use, it didn’t stop dozens of fatalities. Just in 2003, more than 2,000 people were injured riding the things, and in 2004, a teenage boy was hit by a truck and killed while riding his pocket bike because he was too low to the ground for the truck driver to see.