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Bill would allow children to drive more powerful ATVs
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MADISON (AP) - Republican lawmakers are pushing a bill that would allow children under 12 to drive more powerful all-terrain vehicles and children younger than 16 to drive small utility terrain vehicles on state trails. Sen. Sheila Harsdorf and Rep. Adam Jarchow, the bill's chief sponsors, say the measure is designed to continue to allow small children to continue to drive ATVs as manufacturers phase out smaller models and accommodate parents who want their children to drive UTVs instead because they feel those vehicles are safer. They say the bill will help the economy in northwestern Wisconsin, where off-roading is popular.