CORTLAND COUNTY — There are ways to safely transport an ATV from one spot to another.
According to the state Department of Environmental Conservation, strapping it to the top of a four-door car is not one of them.
The department Wednesday indicated that a driver in Cortland County recently tried to do just that — and got issued a couple of tickets for his trouble.
The incident happened Aug. 31 in the town of Homer, about 30 miles south of Syracuse.
State Environmental Conservation Officer Lt. Mark Colesante spotted the vehicle and stopped it on Route 41A in Homer.
The driver had essentially strapped the four-wheel all-terrain vehicle to the top of the car, its front two wheels on the car's roof, the back two wheels on the car's trunk. The DEC released a photo of the resulting scene.
The driver, who was not identified in the state DEC update email, was issued tickets for an unsecured load and an overloaded vehicle.