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Officials Look To Put Brakes On ATVs

September 5, 2013

Brooke County commissioners addressed complaints about all-terrain vehicles this week, considering issues such as trespassing, damage to private property, disturbances at night and residents’ failur......

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Sep-06-13 1:30 PM

ATVs cause more damage to natural areas than all other recreational activities combined. They literally shred the top layer of productive soil, cause severe erosion of trails and hillsides, knock down young trees and other vegetation, harass wildlife, destroy nesting areas, cause stream bank erosion and waterway siltation, destroy fish spawning grounds, etc. The tires and tracks transport invasive plant species into previously natural ecosystems. Fly over heavily ATV used areas and you will see a land scarred with rutted trails, stream degradation and wetland destruction.

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Sep-05-13 10:28 AM

we need more tax money!in the middle of the night what is a registration going to do?we tax your dogs too.why not cats?somebody's going to file a grievance.good luck with this brooke county.put half of the cops[we have about a hundred] out there on atv's and you might catch someone.the cop cars ain't gonna catch them.another dumb political idea.a lock just keeps an honest man honest.

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Sep-05-13 10:06 AM

Good luck trying to control everything you nincompoops.

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Sep-05-13 8:30 AM

I'd like to invite Andreozzi and Ennis up to Eldersville Rd in Follansbee area on any given weekend to watch quads, ATVs, and dirt bikes do wheelies down the center of the road using the double yellow lines as a guide. I've once put my vehicle into a ditch to avoid hitting a ATV passing a car on this double line road and have vowed next time to send flowers rather than pay a repair bill.

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