Stafford Rosenbaum Government and Municipal Law Attorney Derek Punches Authors “Exploring Municipal Regulation of ATVs and UTVs” for The Municipality Magazine

Attorney Derek Punches wrote an article for The Municipality magazine’s November 2023 issue, focusing on the regulation of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and utility terrain vehicles (UTVs). “Exploring Municipal Regulation of ATVs and UTVs” is aimed at helping municipalities consider the potential economic benefits and enhanced recreational opportunities that ATVs and UTVs may bring while also helping them consider safety, enforcement, community compatibility, and legal and regulatory concerns.

Among the concerns outlined in the article are the designation of and distinction between ATV and UTV trails and routes; compliant signage denoting each trail or route as such; enforcement of ordinances that regulate ATV and UTV operation, including age, speed, and intoxication restrictions; and municipal liability.

If a municipality desires to open the community to ATV and UTV trails or routes, Stafford Rosenbaum municipal attorneys have a number of tools and strategies available to help address these concerns. Give us a call at (608) 256.0226 to speak to a municipal/government lawyer, and click here to read more of this article discussing the pros and cons of UTV and ATV regulation.

Attorney Derek Punches is an attorney in the Madison office of Stafford Rosenbaum LLP where he practices municipal and environmental law. Derek worked in the State Legislature for more than 10 years where he focused on issues relating to local government and transportation policy, among others. Read more about him in Derek Punches’s attorney biography.

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