A new law that goes into effect Jan. 1 will legalize multi-purpose driving on any highway in Wyoming, except interstate highways, as long as the vehicles meet size and safety requirements and are insured, and drivers meet licensing requirements. The legislation passed by the legislature in 2007 defines a multi-purpose vehicle as any motor vehicle that has at least four wheels in contact with the ground, weighs 300 to 3,000 pounds, is manufactured with a permanent driver`s seat mounted at least 24 inches above the ground, and has a vehicle identification number. Vehicles that meet this definition include off-road recreational vehicles, some electric vehicles, golf carts and small commercial vehicles with model names such as Gator, Mule and Rhino. The Act does not apply to tracked vehicles, go-karts, scooters, tricycles or golf carts used as a direct means of transportation to or from a golf course or for special events or circumstances approved by a city, city or county. The registration of off-road recreational vehicles that are already registered as motorcycles will be upgraded to the multi-purpose vehicle category after their current registration expires, and it will no longer be legal to operate them on roads. Every multipurpose vehicle driven on public roads must be eligible, registered, registered and insured. Because they are defined as a vehicle similar to a car or truck, they must have license plates, said Bob Stauffacher, chief compliance and enforcement officer for the Wyoming Department of Transportation. There will be a single licence plate that will be required on multi-purpose vehicles. To obtain these license plates, owners must bring a title and proof of insurance to their county treasury.
Most insurance companies require someone to get an auto insurance policy similar to that of your car or truck, and you`ll then get a card to take with you, said Lacey Bruckner, a WYDOT compliance investigator. There are some insurance policies that cover them under home or farm insurance policies, and in this case, they may cover the vehicle under that policy for driving on a road or highway. Once properly authorized and insured, anyone holding a valid driver`s license of any class may drive a multipurpose vehicle on any highway except interstate highways. If the vehicle is unable to comply with the speed limit specified for the road on which it is located, the driver must remain on the far right of the road and the vehicle must carry a slow vehicle emblem or a reflective flag on a mast. Vehicles designed for speeds below 25 mph must be equipped with a slow vehicle emblem. Vehicles with a width greater than 50 inches must have two headlights, two tail lights, two brake lamps and two rear-mounted reflectors. Narrower vehicles must each have one. All vehicles, regardless of width, must have a muffler, horn, mirrors, parking brake and, if the vehicle has a windshield and enclosed cab, they must have windshield wipers, Bruckner said. A checklist of safety equipment required to legally operate a multi-purpose vehicle on public roads is available from county offices, ports of entry, and on the WYDOT website. For more information on the new law, visit the WYDOT website under www.dot.state.wy.us, click on Motor Vehicle Services, then click on the Title and Registration link, or call the WYDOT Compliance and Enforcement Program at 777-3815. “That`s why we support the whole LLCTLC process – it`s hands-free, so we don`t need to be there. It`s done in three weeks, and you`re legal,” Gary said.
It`s also a tax-free state for vehicles when you buy and register — which helps pay for your Montana registration. You are required by law to register your ATV in Wyoming. You will need to bring your certificate of title to your county treasurer`s office to complete your registration, as well as pay an annual registration fee based on the value of your vehicle. Arkansas` SUV Act was amended in 2017 and states that an off-road vehicle cannot be driven on a public road or highway in that state without meeting equipment requirements to operate on public roads and highways. An off-road vehicle approved for use on a highway or highway in that state must be equipped: Delaware does not allow UTVs and ATVs to be allowed on the road. They are not operated on public roads, roads, sidewalks, or rights of way in the state, except under the following conditions: Colorado does not allow or recognize UTVs and ATVs as road approvals. Instead, four-wheeled vehicles are intended for most off-road routes if they are marked as such. You will also need to register your UTV or ATV with the DMV and provide appropriate proof of ownership. These include: In North Carolina, you are not allowed to ride an ATV or UTV or ATV on a highway. You are also not allowed to drive on public roads, roads or highways, except to cross that road, road or highway.
When crossing the road, drivers must: While you can`t ride an ATV or UTV on public roads in Wyoming, it`s possible to make your ATV or UTV legal on the road. A street approved ATV or UTV can be used. To obtain roadside approval, you must obtain a minivan permit, which will be displayed on your ATV or UTV. With an MPV license, you can use your ATV or UTV on any public road in Wyoming that is not a highway. In Utah and Type I SUVs operating as a legal ATV on the road, as long as it is licensed and registered, the driver has a valid driver`s license and must be equipped with: Gary said he knew vehicles could be legally driven in Arizona, but he didn`t want to leave Pennsylvania just to have a legal vehicle. Then he heard that South Dakota was an option to legally register side by side. So, he and his friend pressed the $100+ registration fee. Many companies sell road kits that come with all the different things you need for your four-wheeled vehicle in one place, so you don`t have to search for individual items everywhere. These kits are perfect because they come with the majority of what you need, such as turn signals, license plates, switches, and mirrors. During his registration journey, Gary created an enthusiast Facebook group with 9,000 members and is growing every day. The group has several messages per hour: some with photos or videos of people excited to show off their new machine, and others to ask questions and get help driving legally.
Gary also said he is working on assembling a 2021 Can AM Maverick X3 X RS Turbo RR Smart-Shox from the East Coast Cycle Center for “the ultimate SXS construction project.” The machine will be fully equipped for driving on the road, with a complete housing kit, road tires, windshield, windshield wipers, heating and (hopefully) air conditioning – the works. The State of Arizona requires that an off-road vehicle sticker be purchased annually, which is provided to the Department of Motor Vehicles, an authorized 3rd dealer, and online for convenience. For your UTV or ATV to be legal for highway driving, it must be registered as a regular vehicle. This includes Gary going next to Montana, where side by side with appropriate changes are allowed to the road. Without being a Montana resident, Gary could legally form a limited liability company (LLC), sell the machine to the LLC, and obtain Montana labels and registrations permanently without having to transfer them to his home state. The same process works for recreational vehicle registration in Montana. You must label your UTV or ATV for off-road driving and UTVs and ATVs are not allowed on public roads, roads or highways unless you cross and must: Iowa is also a county-by-county base state, but for counties that don`t allow you to ride a UTV or ATV on the road, When Gary Koppelman got his first side-by-side SUV, he had no idea of the nightmare he was about to legally register it. To obtain roadside approval, you must obtain a multi-purpose vehicle licence, which will appear on your UTV or ATV. With a multi-purpose vehicle license, you can drive your UTV or ATV on any public road in Wyoming that is not a highway. To obtain a multi-purpose vehicle licence, your UTV or ATV must have an up-to-date licence plate, you must have a valid driver`s licence with an M or MR endorsement, and you must have proof of liability insurance, and your UTV or ATV must be equipped with: UTVs and ATVs must not be used on public roads, roads or highways; unless authorized by the state or federal agency. Law enforcement officers may operate UTVs and ATVs on public roads as long as it is their duty. Since his enthusiasm began to grow, Gary has upgraded to a Can AM Maverick x3 and learned how to legally register his vehicles without moving to a new state.
You cannot operate a UTV or ATV on highway or public roads and you must have an off-road vehicle identification sticker to be legal for off-road driving. Drivers must also wear a hard hat and are not allowed to carry a passenger on public land unless the vehicle is designed for more than one passenger. Eventually, Gary found LLCTLC. He was finally about to make his way to the legal registration and tags of his SXS four-wheeler.