MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Mobile’s Police Chief is making a plea to anyone with an ATV. The Chief took to Facebook Live on Thursday afternoon, speaking about the recent uptick in dangerous 4-wheeler activity.
Chief Lawrence Battiste said since the holidays, officers have been seeing more ATV’s on the streets, and that is exactly where they do not belong.
Just a few days ago, on Sunday night, an ATV and a truck collided in Midtown Mobile. The person on the ATV was taken to the hospital. The truck driver was not hurt. ATV’s or 4-wheelers are not legally allowed on Mobile roads.
Battiste said, “In 2018, our traffic fatalities numbers went up slightly and part of that was because of people not following the proper safety requisite as they need too.”
Chief Battiste said making sure 4-wheeler drivers stay in their own lane is only part of the problem. Lately, he’s noticed a large number of drivers not wearing helmets.
Police have not said if the person on the 4-wheeler in Sunday’s accident will face charges for driving on a public road.