ATVs to be allowed on streets
Last updated 6/17/2015 at 11:34am
You soon can run your wheeled ATVs on Electric City streets.
The city council passed an ordinance last week to allow all-terrain vehicles on city streets, and one permitting golf carts will soon follow.
The council, in passing the ATV ordinance, instructed city Clerk Jackie Perman to draw up a corresponding ordinance allowing golf carts the same privilege.
The ATV ordinance restricts speed to 35 miles per hour and to streets that don’t have a higher speed limit. It also requires that the driver wear a helmet unless the ATV has a roll bar.
Other requirements include headlamps, tail light, brake light, windshield, a mirror, horn, a muffling device and seatbelts and a vehicle license.
Restrictions require that ATVs cross the state highway only at intersections. The ordinance has been discussed at council meetings for a number of months.