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Proposal allowing ATVs on Alaska roads draws safety concerns

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A proposal by Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration to allow off-road vehicles on Alaska roads has raised safety concerns and enforcement questions. Currently, state law only allows people to drive off-road vehicles across roads and not on roads. The proposed policy would change regulations so that four-wheelers, snow machines and all-terrain vehicles can be driven on roads with limits of 45 mph or less. The Anchorage Daily News reported that the governor’s office has declined to answer questions about who suggested the change or why. Public comment on the proposal is set to close on April 18 through the Department of Public Safety.


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