Utah Senate Approves ATV On-Road Access

The Utah state Senate voted to let street-legal ATVs on more roadways and at higher speeds. The bill, SB 258, passed by a 21-4 vote and was sent to the House.  The bill would allow “street-legal” ATVs on any state roads or highways outside of Salt Lake County other than interstate freeways. It would also increase the maximum speed limit for the vehicles from 45 to 50 miles per hour.  The House will have to vote on the bill before Utah’s legislative session ends March 12 or the bill dies until the next session. If the state bill passes, there is still the issue of all major manufacturers strongly recommending that ATV’s and UTV’s should not be operated on roadways.  It will be interesting to see how courts address the discrepancy.

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