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CCPD to target illegal ATV riding

By Staff | Jun 9, 2021

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The Cape Coral Police Department’s Special Operations Bureau will conduct an operation this Saturday, June 12, to combat the ongoing issue of unlawful ATV riding in areas where it is prohibited.

This operation is part of the department’s ongoing efforts to curb illegal ATV usage that negatively affects area residents, violates rules of the road as well as existing trespass authorizations, and creates safety hazards for both the public and for those operating the ATVs in an unlawful manner, officials said.

Complaints of bonfires and unlawful discharge of firearms adds even greater risk to area residents and will not be tolerated.

Illegal parking of trucks and trailers on vacant land and lots will also be addressed.

The operation will focus on areas with frequent issues within the city limits of Cape Coral.

Operating an ATV anywhere in the city of Cape Coral is unlawful unless the rider owns the property on which they are riding.

Riding on roadways (unless street-legal with a valid license plate and registration) is considered operating an unregistered motor vehicle.

Riding on vacant lots or land is a city ordinance violation and may also be criminal trespassing.