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CITY WON'T PURSUE ALLOWING OFF-ROAD VEHICLES ON CITY STREETS

(Richmond, IN)--Wayne County may have recently decided to allow ATV’s on county roads, but the city of Richmond will not.  Richmond Common Council addressed the issue Monday night.  Misty Hollis spoke on behalf of the Public Safety Committee about the idea of allowing golf carts, snowmobiles, and other non-traditional vehicles on city streets.  "We talked about benefits.  We talked about concerns.  And, really, the concerns outweigh the benefits for the city of Richmond," Hollis said.  One problem, she said, is that there are numerous state highways that cut through the city.  "Any ordinances we pass wouldn't relate to what state law would be, so it would be a little more complicated."  Other council members, like Doug Goss, were concerned about safety.  "With so much traffic in town, it would be hard to overlook the safety issue," Goss said.  The issue appears to be dead – at least for now.

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