Death to ATVs?
Councilwoman, mayor hope bill will curtail Philly's ATV problem.
Every neighborhood contains its own quality of issues, but loud and unwieldy ATVs seem to be a pervasive issue across Philadelphia, according to the mayor and a city councilwoman.
In an effort to dissuade all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) from wreaking havoc in any section of Philadelphia, Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown (D-At-large) plans to introduce a measure—on behalf of Mayor Michael Nutter—to increase fines for illegal ATV use and give police greater enforcement ability, according to multiple news outlets.
This continues an effort led by the councilwoman, who announced public hearings in June to tackle the problem that impacts safety, in addition to quality of life.
The bill looks to raise fines for illegal ATV use on public sidewalks or property (ie., recreation centers and parks) to $2,000, up from the state law of $300. Additionally, police will be allowed to confiscate and destroy the ATVs.
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