County Fiscal Court Considers Ordinance Allowing ATV's On Paved Roads

The Wayne County Fiscal Court is considering an ordinance that would make it legal to ride ATV's on all roads owned or maintained by the county.

The Lexington Herald Leader reports certain rules would apply, such as riders would be required to have liability insurance.

Kentucky law essentially bans ATV's from paved roads.

Opponents of the ordinance are concerned about safety issues.

The judge executive says many of those pushing the ordinance are riders from outside the area.


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  • by jon Location: somewhere on Oct 15, 2008 at 07:11 PM
    How is an atv on the road any different than a 50cc scooter. Same rules should apply for both.
  • by Sean Location: Elsewhere in the Country on Aug 8, 2007 at 11:47 AM
    I think Ralph from Pikesville said it nicely. Also an ATV is safer than a Harely because it stands on its own, but you still see two wheel motorcyclesw on the street and no one is complaining about that.
  • by 2006 YFZ 450 Location: FORT LAUDERDALE FLA. on Aug 6, 2007 at 02:02 PM
    There are more atv related injuries, because there are tons more sold today, than just 5 years ago, Parents letting young riders ride a machine too big for them!!! Atv's are not baby sitters, PUT ON A F_IN HEMET.........
  • by Robert Adams Location: Letcher County on Aug 1, 2007 at 03:27 PM
    I find it hard to believe that an educated adult would ever consider such a ludicrous county ordinance. The number of people dying on ATV's is increasing by weekly to legalize them on county roads would be a recipe for disaster. What are the leaders of Wayne County going to do next attempt to legalize drugs and child porn?
  • by Nancy Location: paintsville ky on Aug 1, 2007 at 02:53 PM
    The person (CONCERNED)put it politely! To pass a law like that might as well pass a law allowing everyone to carry loaded guns with safety off(HANDLE WITH CARE)with as many deaths not counting accidents with those things it ought to be ILLEGAL to even talk about doing such a thing....our highways are dangerous enough don't need to add to it.If anything they should be spending time looking for more restrictions concerning them.I say what I say by being a mother of a 31 year old who had a brain injury from one a year ago.An I would say alot more just not enough space.An I'll close with SHAME SHAME
  • by RH Location: Laurel on Aug 1, 2007 at 02:21 PM
    What insurance company would be crazy enough to insure ATVs that will be driven on roadways?
  • by Bob Location: Southeast Ky on Aug 1, 2007 at 02:13 PM
    Yeah, I can't afford to buy a motorcycle and I have to license and pay a lot of money for insurance on mine and my wife's cars. But someone that can afford ATVs will be able to have them on county roads unlicenced and without paying for insurance. Also who will pay for injuries and damage in accidents they cause?
  • by Clyde Location: Perry county on Aug 1, 2007 at 12:42 PM
    If those people who want that ordinance would only watch your news at 6 and 11 and just see how many people are getting killed on an ATV they might change their mind. But then again there must be money somewhere for them to want to have such an ordinance.
  • by concerned on Aug 1, 2007 at 11:41 AM
    This is such a crock of you know what... Why in the world would anyone want to ride the hwy with and ATV. Other then to cross to a trail? That is the fun of ATV's riding in the woods on trails... This is just another way for the government to censor, seize, and control what we have... I agree with helmets regardless but to have a liscenses or have to have insurance don't we as US citizens get taxed and insured to death already????
  • by RALPH Location: PIKEVILLE on Aug 1, 2007 at 09:50 AM
    I HAVE ALWAYS SAID-NEED TO MAKE THE LARGER ONES LEGAL ON PAVED OR UNPAVED ROADS. BUT AT THE SAME TIME HAVE A DRIVERS LIC. AND INSURANCE AND MAKE THEM ABIDE BY SAME RULES AS ANY OTHER VEHICLE. THEY ARE MUCH CHEAPER ON GAS THAN AUTOS.
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