Tenerife municipality bans use of quads and buggies
The Vilaflor de Chasna City Council has banned the use of quads, buggies, trial motorcycles, and ‘vehicles of a similar nature’, whether on or off road, being used anywhere in the municipality in Tenerife, and have installed road signs advising people that violators who fail to comply will be fined.
The measure is part of the Vehicle Traffic Regulation Ordinance that was approved last year by the municipal government in response to the increase in tourist and recreational use of these vehicles on agricultural land and rural tracks, as well as roads and streets of the municipality.
The Vilaflor Council has also made this decision in response to the discomfort expressed by the residents of the municipality, who have denounced the deterioration their agricultural production has suffered because of the vehicles using tracks and access roads to farms.
The council stated that they intend “to preserve the natural and rural environment of the municipality, characterized by its tranquillity, in the face of excessive noise generated by these vehicles when they circulate through urban and rural areas.”
Failure to comply with this prohibition will lead to the corresponding administrative sanction as established in the municipal ordinance.