Vigo County ordinance to allow off-road vehicles on county roads

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Tuesday, Vigo County commissioners approved an ordinance that would allow off-highway vehicles to operate on county roads.

According to commissioner Brendan Kearns, the ordinance states that riders must be at least 18 years of age, with a valid drivers license

Also, vehicles must be insured and registered through the Indiana DNR’s Off-Road Vehicle program.

Kearns says other counties including Parke County have already passed this type of ordinance.

“This isn’t a case of ‘Everybody else is doing it, let’s do it too’. So many people have approached me because i’m friends with a lot of these people that have these saying ‘Hey, why aren’t we allowed to do this’. So this just a way of moving it forward,” Kearns said.

The ordinance must be advertised for 30 days. If it is unopposed it will go into effect after the 30 day period.

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