BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) – A newly proposed ordinance calls for stiff penalties for those caught driving dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles on Connecticut’s biggest city’s streets.
The Connecticut Post reports officials are counting on tougher laws and steeper fines to help police restrict what has become a summertime hazard in Bridgeport.
Police say the ordinance will make it easier for officers to seize motorized bikes and ATVs illegally driven on public roads. The proposed ordinance carries maximum fines of $1,000 for the first offense, $1,500 for the second and $2,000 for the third.
Assistant City Attorney Arthur Laske says offenders would be ticketed under the ordinance and have their vehicle impounded until their fine is paid.
Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com
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