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ATV riders causing fear among residents in Hartford

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A group of people were seen riding ATVs down Main Street in Hartford (WFSB) A group of people were seen riding ATVs down Main Street in Hartford (WFSB)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

People are not allowed to ride an ATV on Hartford city streets, but that didn’t stop a group from doing just that over the weekend.

With the nice weather, a lot of people are out on ATVs, but this also brings out the fears of parents and others worried about their safety.

Over the weekend, a number of ATVs were seen riding down Main Street in downtown Hartford, which is illegal, and people who live in the area said it’s far too common.

"Yeah, absolutely. I see them all over the place,” said Dan Dings, of Hartford.

"They come through our yard and all kinds of crazy nonsense,” said Georgette Peroza, of Hartford.

The riders are creating dangerous situations for drivers and pedestrians, including small children.

Hartford police said this has been a problem in the city for years, and that it’s always the worst in the summer.

Residents said they have no problem with people revving up their four wheelers, but city roads and parks aren’t the place.

"There's a big field over there. Go do something. Don't ride here near the kids,” Peroza said.

The fine for a first violation is up to $1,000.

If you see someone riding illegally, you should call Hartford police.

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