Businesses in Moab have filed a lawsuit against Grand County and Moab City officials with claims they violated Utah law regarding street-legal all-terrain vehicles.
The lawsuit filed Monday stated that officials have intended to restrict, limit and potentially prohibit the use of ATVs on city and county streets and roads despite that these vehicles are expressly protected by Utah statute.
Businesses said in the lawsuit that despite meetings, requests and letters to the city, officials have "refused to correct their numerous violations of Utah law."
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Regulations made by the city were intended to limit the noise impacts on municipal streets. One such example was the "ATV Moratorium" in 2020, expressly prohibiting business licenses and permits for gatherings and special events of “ATV enthusiasts."
Businesses claimed Grand County officials "acted with malicious intent, or at the very least with a reckless disregard for the consequences of their actions and Plaintiffs rights."
They said as a result, they have lost no less than $1 million in sales, revenue, wages, inventory and more.
Businesses filing the lawsuit included: BlueRibbon Coalition, Inc.; Moab Side X Side Adventures; Hellmans Xtreme 4x4 Tours; Ultimate UTV Adventures; Grand Company; Canyonlands by Night and by Day; Outlaw Jeep Adventures; Cliffhanger Jeep Rental; Moab Cowboy Off-Road Adventures; Moab Tour Company; Epic 4X4 Adventures; Slick Rock Off-Road Rentals & Auto Spa; and High Point Hummer & ATV Tours and Rentals.
The full lawsuit can be read here:
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