PLAIN CITY — All-terrain vehicles are legal for use on Plain City streets if they meet legal requirements such as signals, lights and safety inspections, says Councilman Mark Lowther.
He said originally he believed the city needed an ATV ordinance but found ATVs are automatically legal on city streets because of the population.
Lowther said he had spoken about the issue with City Attorney Reed Richards, who said there was no need for an ordinance. Lowther did say, in addition to equipment, the operator of the ATV needs to have a current license to drive.
“Maybe we could send a note to the sheriff’s department that says they are street legal so they can keep it in mind when patrolling,” suggested Mayor Jay Jenkins.