Don't hop on ATVs yet

By Pat Sunderland

Model traffic code changes that would permit the operation of off-highway vehicles in the City of Delta will not take effect until early October, if an ordinance adopting those changes was approved by Delta City Council Tuesday night. An ordinance is subject to two readings, and takes effect 30 days after final publication in the Delta County Independent. Pending council approval during the second reading Sept. 1, the ordinance will be printed in the Sept. 9 DCI and will take effect 30 days later.

The changes permit the operation of off-highway vehicles on any street, alley or public right-of-way within the city, excluding Highway 50, Highway 92 and Highway 348.

Off-highway vehicles must be properly registered and insured, and drivers must be licensed.