Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Idaho lawmakers works to prevent ATV road closures

State lawmakers are working to prevent the U.S. Forest Service from closing some roads to all-terrain vehicles amid safety concerns over underage drivers. The Senate Transportation Committee approved legislation Tuesday to require underage drivers who use these forest roads to complete a state-approved safety course. Forest Service officials are considering altering or closing some roads in Idaho for safety reasons, following a 2009 decision by state lawmakers that opened the roads to drivers younger than 16 who operate off-highway vehicles without a state-issued driver's license. The Forest Service has identified more than 2,500 miles of roads that are "of concern"...more

Another state being coerced by the feds.

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