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Camden New Jersey Police Announce Crackdown On ATVs

CAMDEN, N.J.
Camden officials on Saturday announced the beginning of an initiative to crack down on the use of All-Terrain-Vehicles in the city Camden officials on Saturday announced the beginning of an initiative to crack down on the use of All-Terrain-Vehicles in the city.

According to Camden Police Chief Scott Thomson, "Government reports show there are over 500 (ATV related) deaths a year and over 100,000 hospital room visits."

In the past two years, there were 26 ATV accidents in Camden County that sent victims to Cooper University Hospital. Three of the injured died as a result.

Officials also noted ATVs represent a safety hazard and a public nuisance. Adding, ATV operators speed carelessly and joy ride through public spaces where children play often leaving behind significant damage to playing fields. The concerns prompted at least one state lawmaker to take action.

Currently in Camden, people caught operating ATVs in city limits could have their vehicle confiscated by police and would be subject to a $200 fine on a first offense.

"It's clearly out of control," said Assemblyman Angel Fuentes. "It is really out of control. We will revisit to see what type of law we have at state level and to see if we need to enact amendments."

Locally, Camden officials plan on using new signage, more strict enforcement and community involvement as tools to ban ATVs from the city's streets and parks.

"We want to let the community know that if they weren't reporting it because they were concerned of the city support, we are going to support this," Chief Thomson added.

Police are asking residents to visit http://www.camdendccb.org to file complaints about ATVs and other off-road vehicles being used in the city. Complaints may also be reported by calling (856)968-1000

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Added: May-23-2010 Occurred On: May-23-2010
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  • Parking lot racers need to take it to the woods.

    btw. You can street legalize your quad here in AZ.

    Land of the free, home of the brave.

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  • Take it to the woods or the back trails, more fun any ways. On the other hand I like how they showed that 2 inch deep tread mark in the dirt, meanwhile there are potholes the size of beach balls in their roads.

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  • haha soccer moms dont like it so you should not either...soccer mom syndome will destroy the world

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    • They have a dedicated area for them further south of the state,a day pass is $80 and a year membership is like $400(Chatsworth)o.r.v. park, I know i used to race enduro/hair scrambles and Jersey has the best riding on the East until they started ticketing people for tresspassing on the old sand quarries that used to be our riding spots.But these kids in the video are in city limits and most are stolen vehicles anyways.

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  • Why would you buy one of these without having somewhere to ride and enjoy it?I would bet that most of these around the city of Camden have been stolen from surrounding towns.Unless you own a farm,there really is nowhere to ride.Where I live,we have a tract of land that is miles long, along the Delaware river that DOD uses to deposit dredge material.Perfect place for riding...Not allowed!State police will chase you down on their own atv's and arrest.You can hunt and fish there but not ride.People More..

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  • They make ATV trails for this activity. No place for them on the street or in public parks.

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    • what is your stance on motorcycle? quads are way safer than motorcycle,polute less,work all year long,cost less to buy/repair, you gotta put regulations,and enforce them,like they do for other vehicule,we would all benefit from this.90% of the america use their car for less than 100km per day,and drive alone in their massive car.

      i wish it was legal everywhere.

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    • A motorcycle is "legal" for the street and I dont see too many people riding them in public parks,private fields and such. ATV's arent designed for street use anyway. Read the manuals. Riding them on pavement can damage them. We're talking about people riding in places without permission and putting those around them at risk. Dont get me wrong, I love ATV riding but theres a place and time for it as I mentioned with designated trais for such.

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  • The American definition of freedom these days simply is: More rules = more freedom. Yeeha and good night.

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  • I guess if it were an illegal riding an 'illegal' ATV then that would be okay.
    But Americans? ho no... We have to follow the rules.

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  • Only thing worse are the drunk zipper heads out riding jet skis...

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  • If they want to make Camden Safer. Crack down on Drugs,Prostitution,and Violence. Camden NJ has many prostitutes on Morgan Ave as well as many Crack dealers. on and around that street. but I hear it is even worse in North Camden.

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  • They should be worried about much more important things in Camden than ATVS. A lot of murders there. Losers. Typical NJ bullshit.

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  • They didn't crack down on shit.
    People still ride their atv's & dirtbikes on the streets all the damn time. ESPECIALLY when there is police around.

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