Puerto Rico ATVs Banned from Public Roads

There will be no more ATVs riding freely o the public roads of Puerto Rico, as Governor Alejandro Padilla recently signed a bill which bans the quads.
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While some might say that such a measure is a bit radical, we can only reply that in most countries, ATVs for use on the public roads have to be properly homologated, and their operators must have a certain degree of licensing. So it looks like Puerto Rico and Mr. Padilla are only taking steps toward normality.

The ban was imposed following a series of nasty crashes involving ATVs, some of them with severe consequences. And in case two men riding an ATV and running over a police officer is not enough, maybe the death of a 9-year-old who was ran over an killed in a public housing complex in San Juan will suffice.

Gov. Padilla also gave ATV owners two months to register their vehicles with the local authorities. Those who fail to comply with the new law risk their ATV being confiscated and a $500 (€370) fine. It appears like this law came into fruition because of ATV riders repeatedly being reported driving recklessly, and crashes and injuries only made things worse. Ai, ai, ai, ai, Puerto Rico!
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