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Currituck commissioners look to limit NC tours

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CURRITUCK, N.C. — Tours of off-road areas of some parts of North Carolina’s Outer Banks face the possibility of more regulations in Currituck County.

The Daily Advance in Elizabeth City reported Wednesday that commissioners voted to restrict businesses that provide the tours. The plan allows commissioners to set a maximum number of vehicles for each tour operator, set their hours of operation and limit the duration of their permit.

The amendment increases the fine for violations from $100 to $500.

Residents of off-road areas had complained about vacationers crowding roads and blocking driveways. They say visitors also get too close to Corolla’s wild horses, despite a requirement that people stay at least 50 feet away.

One tour operator told commissioners the ordinance would hurt his business.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Tours of off-road areas of some parts of North Carolina’s Outer Banks face the possibility of more regulations in Currituck County.

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