- Sep 17, 2002
Winslow Township police found 100 people tearing up the Pinelands on ATV and dirt bike at an area known as the Blue Hole.
Anyone caught out there with an ATV or unregistered or uninsured vehicle deserves everything they get.
They roosted and taunted the police, don't think they much care about what is legal where, I agree with Guy.Other than private property, there is only one place in NJ where the use of unregistered/uninsured quads or bikes is allowed and it is a private site in Millville that requires a $55 daily fee.
I'm sure not everyone was but it was stated most were from Philly and Camden. They are most likely the city street pack street riders taunting police. Why wouldn't they taunt police if in the woods? I'm sure some of not most are stolen so no loss to them. Others are drug selling/escape vehicles actually bought legally. A loss is just the cost of "doing business". Yes, the police should check vin #'s. The problem may be just how many previous owners actually record them?I sure hope the VIN's of the impounded vehicles are checked & they can be returned to their rightful owners.
(I'm still awaiting the return of my KX500, stolen in '91....nah, I'm not still bitter)
I find it interesting how someone can think that they don't need to have a legal vehicle to ride in the woods. When one of them gets in an accident as I almost was with my car and an ATV, guess who is going to have to pay for that! Anyone caught out there with an ATV or unregistered or uninsured vehicle deserves everything they get.
We need to see more of this occurring.
ALL motorcycles are illegal in the woods. As the owner of legal motorcycles who rides them in the woods, I register, plate, and insure my motorcycles yet still have no legal public place to ride them other than public roads.
I wish this were the case. All trails are off limits in NJ except for named dirt roads, private land, and for one single day during an enduro event (with proper approved permits on a very limited course)I think you will be happy to learn that this is untrue.
Established public Roads do not include trails or fire cuts. I’m part of an enduro club and the entire organization has been working to get any state, county, or township land to ride on. There is not a single yard or allowed trail to legally ride on, other than a one-day enduro event.On State Park Service controlled lands, I think the actual rule is that licensed/registered motor vehicles can drive on any 'established public road'. Unless there are signs saying otherwise. I don't see where that is defined, but to me, 'established' means it was made for that purpose (which would exclude fire cut plow lines and hiking trails). I don't think named or unnamed matters.
Established public Roads do not include trails or fire cuts. I’m part of an enduro club and the entire organization has been working to get any state, county, or township land to ride on. There is not a single yard or allowed trail to legally ride on, other than a one-day enduro event.