GA bans off-roading in streams

Atlanta, GA - ATLANTA, GA (AP) - The Georgia House gave final approval to a measure that would ban ATV drivers from riding in streams.

The measure was adopted Tuesday by a 149-4 vote in the House. It has long been sought by conservationists concerned that off-road driving is destroying habitat.

The measure allows off-road vehicles to directly cross year-round streams but blocks them from riding within them. Those who violate the law could face a civil penalty of at least $25.

The measure has already passed the Senate and now goes to Gov. Sonny Perdue.

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