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Oneida delays ATV decision for Highway A
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

The Oneida County Public Works Committee postponed making a decision on whether or not to allow all-terrain vehicle (ATV) traffic on Highway A at its meeting last week.

The reason for the deferral, paccording to Highway Commissioner Freeman Bennett, was to give the county an opportunity to address concerns about speed and the legal age of ATV operators.

With 1,600 vehicles per day traveling on the road, safety remains a major concern for committee members, said Bennett.

“There are a few things we don’t have ironed out that need to get ironed out,” he said. “According to the Department of Natural Resources, they’re allowed to run ATVs at the age of 12 as long as they have their certificate of training. The county would actually like to have that age at least 16.

“I, myself, would also

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 5:54 PM
 

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