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ATVs to be allowed on streets

 


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.

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