Originally Posted by dbj216
Hi UnkleRaRa: You are right, there ain't no way an ATV or UTV meets any of the voluminous automotive rules and regulations. However, there are about 20 states in the USA that have legalized ATVs and UTVs for use on public secondary roads. The requirements to ride in these various states varies as you can well imagine. None of them require 5 mph bumpers or air bags. ATV street legal riders ride at their own risk.
Adding the necessary equipment to make your ATV street legal is strictly up to the owner. If you want a license plate, you have to meet the local requirements. Makes sense to me.
Riding my ATV on secondary roads posted 45 mph or less carries much more risk than driving my pickup on the same roads. It is an enjoyment versus risk decision. Today I saw a low powered "mini-bike" riding on a busy street in the city. That rider decided to carry more risk too.
I think there are areas around me that also allow use on secondary roads.
Unfortunately I live a little to close to the city, and have 1 too many yuppies living where I am.
It's so bad it's to the point where you can't even have a trailer in your driveway because it's an "eyesore"....
I was thinking you were attempting to full street legalize the ATV!
I was hopeful that some of the rules were changing for ATV street use in N.A haha.