If you ride your all-terrain vehicle (ATV) or dirt bike on Lincoln County highways, a deputy might pull you over, give you a ticket and impound your vehicle.
That's because Lincoln County Sheriff Curt Folger has adopted what he called a "zero-tolerance position" on the "illegal use of four-wheelers and dirt bikes."
Folger said he has received complaints from citizens who have had close calls with ATV and dirt bikes on highways.
"It's dangerous and illegal, and we're not going to tolerate it. We're going to hold parents and guardians accountable. If you get caught riding a dirt bike or four-wheeler on any public roadway, you and your parents will be ticketed and your vehicle impounded."
By way of explanation, Folger said ATV and dirt bike riders must be at least 16 years old and have a valid driver's license to operate any vehicle on a public roadway.