Changes are coming to Prosser roadways. Soon you will be seeing ATV's on the city's streets.
PROSSER, WA - Changes are coming to Prosser roadways. Soon you will be seeing ATV's on the city's streets.
It was actually a Washington State law passed last year to crack down on ATV drivers tearing up paths on public land. Counties and larger cities were given the power to choose how to handle the all-terrain vehicles.
The Prosser City Council is one of the first in the state to approve a new ordinance that would allow anyone over the age of 21 with proper licensing to drive ATV's on public streets. Dealerships think the changes could save drivers time and money.
"They have to trailer it now at this point and that's extra gas and that's extra cost to them. Now, it's a little bit more of a freedom thing. Arizona, Idaho and everybody else already does it so it just makes perfect sense," said Tony Tarr from Desert Valley Power Sports.
All you need to do is a small license plate for the vehicle and maintain braking and turning signals. Officers will enforce a speed limit for those ATV's. No driving over 35 miles per hour will be allowed.