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      Mowing through traffic, is it illegal?

      A riding lawn mower

      For FOX 31's Facebook story of the day people wanted to know whether or not it's illegal to drive a lawn mower on the roadway.

      Tuesday afternoon, on two separate occasions, people were fined for driving their lawn mower in traffic.

      One male was even cited for a driving under the influence.

      Officials say if you're caught using your lawn mower as a vehicle, you are subject to the same rules that a car has to adhere to.

      Since lawn mowers have no tags, no signal lights, nor registration, it's against the law to operate it on the road.If it is used as a vehicle on a roadway people are opening themselves up to be charged with a city charge, said Phyllis Banks, Albany Police Public Information Officer. Banks adds that a lawn mower would fall under the category of a motor vehicle; therefore for it to be driven on the street, it would have to be registered and have insurance and a tag just like all other motor vehicles that are driven on the city streets.

      Violators will face misdemeanor charges for impeding traffic.