Connecticut town allows ATVs to be confiscated
January 08, 2014
The East Haven, Conn., Town Council late last year approved a new law to allow the confiscation of ATVs and dirtbikes.
Under the law, an ATV or dirtbike must be registered or it can be confiscated. Also, a first-time offenders face fines of $500 to $1,000. A second offense carries a fine of $1,000 to $1,500. A third offense results in a fine of $1,000 to $2,000.
Also, riders may only ride on private property from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends.
Earlier, city fathers in Hartford, Conn., passed a similar law. Riding ATVs and dirtbikes illegally on Hartford, Conn., roads can mean major fines and even confiscation of the vehicles as a result.
The city passed a law to increases the fine from $99 to between $1,000 and $2,000. Plus, the rider faces the possibility of 25 days in jail and the machine could be confiscated.
This is part of an effort to crack down on noise from ATVs and dirtbikes.