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Additional "Street Legal" info:

http://www.iihs.org/laws/minitrucks.aspx
http://www.iihs.org/laws/lowspeedvehicles.aspx
http://www.iihs.org/laws/mediumspeedvehicles.aspx
 

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So I guess I have a "minitruck"! How many more names/classes/designations will they come up with to further confuse us?

I'm all for licensing a SxS to be able to run out for groceries, get gas, or just go from parking lot to trailhead. I have no intention of ever driving my Rzr on busy paved roads and I think it's foolish to try. If these things ever do become more common on our paved roads you can bet the deaths will pile up and the regulations will pile up, too, and could even seriously limit their use off-road.

I might feel different if my Rzr offered great fuel economy but it gets worse mileage than my mid-size V6 car so what would be the point?
 

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I'll just be using ours for trail riding but we do have some members who may find this info helpful - it seems the most interest in this comes from our members out West and down South.
 

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Mark alot of the cars now days are smaller than my ranger and almost smaller than a RZR.

Good info for some others Rich.
 

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Don't get me wrong--I think you should have the ability to license a UTV for limited on-road use and it's something I've always wanted to do. BUT you can almost guarantee that if it becomes popular then people will drive their UTVs where and when they shouldn't, and get in accidents. These accidents will be far more serious than with any small on-road car or truck and then CPSC, IIHS and other consumer protection agencies & advocates will rush in to save us from ourselves.

I only want to be able to drive my Rzr from the campground to the dunes without having to tow or trailer it in but you know someone will ruin it so none of us will be able to do this.

I pray I'm wrong but with the CPSC's current desire to limit off-road capabilities in order to improve stability I see this heading down a slippery slope right back to golf carts :roll:
 

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I hear you Mark, it don't matter beacuse we are told what light bulbs to use and toilets and soon what toilet paper! :lol:
 
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