Providence, R.I. Police Launch Tip Line To Crack Down On ATVs Within City

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WBZ NewsRadio) — City officials in Providence, Rhode Island are fed up with ATV's strolling through the streets, with the Providence Police Department launching a tip line for members of the community to report any illegal off-road vehicles within city limits.

Police say the tip line is intended to narrow down where ATVs, dirt bikes, and other off-road vehicles are being garaged.

In 2017, the Providence City Council passed an ordinance that allows for the PPD to confiscate recreation vehicles operating on city streets.

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"We’re sending a clear message that we will not tolerate the illegal operation of dirt bikes and ATVs on our city streets,” said Mayor Jorge O. Elorza. “This risky activity has disrupted and caused widespread concern in our city for far too long. We’ll be keeping a close eye on this issue and working to ensure our roadways are safe and inviting to all who rely on them.”

The number is 401-680-8288 (401-680-8ATV).

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