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State Legalizing ATV Use On Roads

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Staff Sgt. Edward Eagerton, 176th Wing Public Affairs
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ATVs are commonly used on roads in Alaska villages. A family rides an ATV in the village of Savoonga in 2015.

Beginning January first, Alaska drivers will generally be able to legally operate all-terrain vehicles on lower speed public roads. The practice has long been common in rural communities, but as KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, some officials in larger cities have safety concerns about off road machines mixing with cars and trucks on roadways.