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Lawmakers hold ATV safety hearings

August 24, 2005

Douglas- Georgia is one of five states that has no AT V safety laws. Wednesday, the study committee comprised of three state house members held its first public hearing.

They say many people are interested in legislation that would limit use by riders under the age of 15, require helmets, and require the vehicles to be registered.

"We've had tragedy all across the state. Georgia is 13th on a list of states with ATV deaths. That's both youngsters and adults," says representative Chuck Sims.

The committee will hold two more public hearings next month, one in Atlanta, the other in Dalton. Then based on their final report the lawmakers plan to introduce ATV safety bills next session.

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