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ATVs on County Gravel Roads?

Posted: Thursday, October 24th, 2013 at 6:23 am

A group, led by Ken Miller, has asked the Washington County Supervisors to consider allowing the use of All-Terrain Vehicles, ATVs, on gravel county roads. The supervisors discussed the proposed drafted regulations at Tuesday’s meeting. Supervisor Jack Seward stated he is willing to listen if the ordinance only if the minimal operator age is 16-years-old with a driver’s license, and if issues of insurance and safety can be addressed.

Washington County Attorney Larry Brock raised concern also, regarding the liability because the ATV manufacturers warn owners that the vehicles are not road-worthy.

The supervisors tabled further discussion until a recommendation is presented after Supervisor Richard Young, Brock, Washington County Engineer Jacob Thorius, Sheriff Jerry Dunbar and Miller meet to discuss solutions to the questions raised.