A community in Enon, Ohio, will experiment with the use of "underspeed vehicles" as a safe and practical alternative to providing people with transportation around the town, the Springfield News-Sun reported.
According to the news outlet, the measure is being proposed to help make the community safer and to help residents deal with rising fuel costs. People who have used John Deere Gators and other ATVs may understand the benefits of residents driving around these smaller vehicles around.
"It seemed to be a good alternative, especially when gas prices skyrocketed earlier this year," Councilman Rick Hanna told the news source. "It became apparent that this could be a positive for 'green' energy saving."
The local government may work to create separate lanes for the vehicles, as the council got the idea after seeing several residents riding around on John Deere Gators, especially because many of the local roads have very low speed limits.
John Deere Gator utility vehicles are available in a number of different sizes and models, and over 100 attachments are available, according to the company website.