Delta County patrolling on ORVs

ESCANABA, Mich. (WLUC) - The spring weather is bringing ORVs and ATVs back onto the trails after a long winter. This summer, the Delta County Sheriff’s Office wants to keep people extra safe by having a deputy patrolling on their new department ORV.

The ORV is equipped with a front/rear radar, emergency lights and a siren.

It was purchased through grant money funded from ORV trail permits and stickers.

The sheriff’s office has tips for the public on how to be safe while riding this season on the trails, such as going slow on new trails.

"Speed would probably be the number one factor in the accidents that we do see. And then you always want to use your proper safety gear: helmets, goggles, protective clothing,” said Delta County Deputy, Steve Kositzky.

Deputy Kositzky says ORV accidents are on the decline. He said that’s because there are less three-wheelers and dirt bikes on the trails.

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