Benton County considering ATVs on roads

BENTON COUNTY, Wash. -- Washington is allowing new access for many off-road vehicles on rural roads.

Now, Benton County is looking into the idea.

According to the law, larger counties like Benton and Franklin County could decide whether ATVs could drive on the street legally.

Smaller towns can pass ordinances that would supersede the Counties.

Prosser just recently allowed signed off on ATV access. Many residents we spoke with say it might be a safety issue in a county like Benton.

"I think in a more rural community, less people, less traffic. That's fine. But when you get a lot of traffic, Tri-Cities, bigger cities, might not be safe," says Benton County Resident Mike Miller.

Commissioners will first look at what the increased access would mean for traffic.