Following a unanimous vote by its County Commissioners residents of Farmington, Maine, will no longer have access to ride on county roads following complaints of reckless driving.
Following the vote, access to Reed’s Mills Road will be closed to ATV traffic citing “multiple complaints of ATV operators behaving recklessly and endangering other traffic and persons on the roadway. In addition, there have been reports of the ATVs traveling on private roads and private property where they do not have permission to be.”
According to the Daily Bulldog, it’s not believed that local club members and operators are causing the issues, but instead was more likely "weekender" traffic.
With an influx of new participants in the industry throughout 2020, it’s important that every customer understands both safety and etiquette before heading out riding. After all, access often equals sales.