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Town modifies traffic code for OHV special events
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Posted on June 13 2013, 1:15pm by Mark Esper in Local News category
 
Final adoption of an ordinance modifying the Town of Silverton’s traffic code to regulate off-highway vehicle use on town streets sailed through the Town Council in a unanimous vote on Monday night, June 10.
The ordinance was the last step needed for the town to proceed with two special events in late July in which ATVs and off-road motorcycles will have limited access to town streets.
The Town Council vote followed a public hearing attended by a dozen or so residents on both sides of the issue.
Under Colorado law, ATVs and other unlicensed off-highway vehicles are not allowed on highways and streets. But San Juan County some 10 years ago opened up most county roads to ATVs and two years ago extended ATV access on the paved sections of County Roads 2 and 110.
Actual use of ATVs is still prohibited on Silverton streets, but the Town Council in February voted to lift its ban for two special events this summer — the Rocky Mountain Adventure Riders motorcycle rally July 24-28, and a Polaris RZR ATV rally July 31-Aug. 4.
The ordinance approved Monday establishes approved ATV routes and requirements for insurance, safety features such as brake lights, tail lights and headlights, and operation by licensed drivers only.
 
 

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