Ignoring those "No Motorized Vehicles" signs around Decker Lake may cost you some money.

West Valley police are starting to crack down on drivers who insist on using Decker Lake pedestrian and bike paths for their own personal highways.During the first part of July, police were handing out warnings. Now they're handing out citations.

"The signs are well-posted around the lake," said Capt. Craig Gibson. "We've tried to educate . . . now were going to issue tickets."

It's a misdemeanor offense to ignore a posted sign, and fines could run as high as $750 if the infractions are serious enough.

The crackdown was prompted by damage to new vegetation and sprinkling systems, as well as concerns about wildlife preservation and pedestrian and bicyclist safety around Decker Lake.