Elkins reminds residents of the illegal use of ATVs within city limits


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ELKINS, W.Va. — The City of Elkins announced they have been receiving complaints from residents about the increased use of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) inside city limits.

They remind residents that it is still illegal to ride ATVs on city streets, however, the use is allowed on private property.

While “street-legal” ATVs can be driven on certain roads outside of city limits and in cities that have their own laws on the matter, Elkins has not changed its laws forbidding ATV use inside city limits. Therefore, riding them on public streets has been illegal since 2001.

Reports of illegal ATV use should come with clear video or photographic evidence to help any attending officers take action. Officers are unable to issue citations based on a single report alone.

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