Starke County Attorney Still Researching ATV Options

Starke County Attorney Marty Lucas is still looking into the county’s options with regard to allowing utility vehicles like Kawasaki Mules and John Deere Gators to be driven on county roads. County officials are looking for a compromise to allow adults to drive such vehicles that are properly insured on the roads while still prohibited all-terrain vehicles like 3-and-4-wheelers. State law prevents the county from requiring licenses in order to operate these vehicles on county roads, but Lucas says it may be possible to set a minimum age. He’s still researching the policies other jurisdictions have on the books and hopes to have an update for the commissioners within the next month.