Great news indeed Randy !! I know in the northern half of Michigan the snowmobile's have had that privilage for quite some time now but within the past year they have now legally allowed the ATV / UTV's to drive on most of the shoulder's of the roads, except for the highways.
My understanding of the Illinois golf cart/neighborhood vehicle law; once inspected by state police and passed, along with the proper paperwork said vehicles are allowed on all secondary roads, any city/municipality NOT wanting this to happen must pass and ordinance stating this. Now it seams several city/municipality's are passing their own ordinance allowing them anyway, again with passing an inspection and paying a small fee. The big hang-up in most laws I have seen are these vehicles must not be capable of speeds exceeding 25mph including my town, doesn't make sense to me as speed limits are in place anyways and issue a ticket if it's violated. Most city's are now including UTV's. Got lucky in my town, I was #3 and the first non-golf cart, knowing the inspector/chief of police he let the mph thing slide, later the city council questioned it and for some reason the whole thing was dropped, small town politics...got to love it. We now have close to 15 registered with 4 being UTV's and in 2 years absolutely no complaints. Funny thing about this my Ranger was bought for farm use even though I live in town and as an implement of husbandry I can go anywhere anyways.
The Mayor of St. Libory drives his RZR to work at Wenneman's Meat Market. He would drop off his kids at Day-care when they were younger.
I drive my Ranger to the gas station in town to fill up. I even seen the State Police their when filling up and nothing was said. We only need a slow moving vehicle sign and carry insurance to be legal as far as I know. When my Roctane's wear out I will put DOT approved tires on it. I do have a horn , turn signal's and mirror's.
My family and I are considering a move to Springfield, MO. Does anyone have any insight into the ATV/UTV lifestyle there? We are in Arizona now which is pretty UTV friendly with good street legal laws and lots of off-road adventures. Is Missouri a good place for that?
I would love to go ride this great trail system and leave some of my money in the local area but unfortunately each time I look into it and get to the trail system rules there are several things that make me say no way. I can't help but wonder how many others have some of the same issues and why...
I want to register my 2015 Ranger for on-road use, but when I went to the clerk's office, they said they weren't able to. I know they do it around here, because there's rental companies in Gatlinburg that have them running all over the roads up there with plates. It didn't help that...
Looking at the Michigan DNR site and maps of state parks (e.g., Waterloo), they mark the trails OK for Snowmobiling, but no ATVs. According to their ORV maps, I got to go north at least to mid-state before I can legally ride the Ranger in state parks.
Am I misunderstanding it? If I...
The Department of Natural Resources today*announced its first-ever*Free Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Weekend is set for
June 7-8.*On that weekend,*residents and nonresidents may ride an ORV for free; no license or trail permit required. Riders save up to $36.25.
Michigan’s public ORV trails system...
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