By Joseph Kohut
Staff Writer, The Times-Tribune (Scranton, PA)
Moosic, Penn. - Borough council unanimously passed an
ordinance earlier this month prohibiting all-terrain vehicles from fueling at
The ordinance comes after a June 16 sting operation that
cited 46 drivers and confiscated 12 ATVs for trespassing and for driving
illegally on the streets, Mayor James Segilia said. Two weeks later, borough
police cited another seven, though none faced criminal charges for being repeat
offenders, Mr. Segilia added.
Owners of ATVs must now bring a fire marshal-approved
container to a gas station to fuel an ATV. This ordinance is the latest
development in an effort to curb reckless ATV driving on borough streets, Mr.
"We're not looking to crucify the gas stations,"
he said. "It's just something extra added to deter them."
Mr. Segilia said it is possible other municipalities will be
"People recognize that it's a headache," Mr. Segilia
said. "Nobody wants it around. They're flying up and down the streets.
The penalty for filling an ATV at a gas station is $600,
solicitor John Brazil said.
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