Suffolk County proposes ATV crackdown law
Suffolk County officials have proposed a new law aimed at cracking down on illegal ATV riders.
The proposal would give police the power to seize ATVs from riders after their second conviction.
The law also gives police the power to destroy the ATVs or use them for public safety instead of selling them at public auction.
Previously, ATV riders had to have three tickets before their vehicle was seized. Then it would be sold at a public auction.
Some riders are calling for a legal space for safe ATV recreational use.
The county law comes after the Town of Smithtown created a task force to stop illegal ATV joy riders at the Kings Park Psychiatric Center and through neighborhoods.