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Motorists & ATV/UTV Riders Urged to Share the Road Safely
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 05/22/2019

Spring and summer in Wisconsin are great times to take the family on a road trip or hop on an all-terrain or utility-terrain vehicle for some outdoor fun. But the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and Department of Natural Resources are reminding everyone to stay attentive, patient and safe.

"ATVs, UTVs, cars and trucks offer different driving experiences, but one factor holds consistently true - no matter what you drive, even a momentary distraction can create a tragedy," said WisDOT Secretary Craig Thompson. "It's important that we all look out for one another."

ATV/UTV registrations are up by nearly 20 percent over the past five years, totaling 396,611 at the end of 2018. Motorists and riders could be sharing the road more frequently in some areas.

State law now allows municipalities to authorize ATV/UTV use on roadways with a speed limit of 35 miles per hour or less.

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