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House of Representatives
Session of 2023 - 2024 Regular Session


Posted: June 6, 2023 03:17 PM
From: Representative Ed Neilson
To: All House members
Subject: Off-Road Vehicles in the City of Philadelphia
Act 92 of 2022 prohibited the use of off-road vehicles such as dirt bikes and ATVs in cities statewide. It further provided for penalties and forfeitures of these vehicles. Nevertheless, off-road vehicle use on city streets remains a serious issue in Philadelphia – jeopardizing the safety of motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians alike. Philadelphia had an ordinance in place prior to the passage of Act 92 with stronger provisions than those now preempted by state law. For the safety of residents citywide, we must allow Philadelphia to reimpose its ordinance.
My legislation offers a simple solution to this ongoing problem by exempting Philadelphia from the provisions of Act 92. This will allow our largest city to revert to its original, more robust ordinance and combat the dangerous use of off-road vehicles on public streets. A local ordinance will increase safety for everyone living, working, and visiting in Philadelphia.
Please join me in co-sponsoring this commonsense solution and allow Philadelphia to combat lawbreakers to the fullest extent possible. Safer streets are better for all. Your consideration is greatly appreciated.

Introduced as HB1338