If you or someone you love has been injured in an ATV accident, it is important to contact Edgar Snyder & Associates immediately to find out your legal rights. You can get compensation for your injuries, missed work hours, pain and suffering, but there`s only one way to find out. Now that you know a little more about how to make UTVs legal, you should come to our Upper Darby dealership to check out our wide range of new and used side-by-side products for sale. Crossroad Powersports is proud to serve the cities of Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, as well as Deptford Township, NJ. Eventually, Gary found LLCTLC. He was finally on his way to legal registration and labels for his SXS four-wheeler. Other security requirements for your side-by-side security requirements include updated hardware. You will need a license plate on your OHV to drive on public roads, which requires a visit to the DMV to properly register your vehicle for road traffic. The license plate must be mounted on the bumper and illuminated for visibility. When a state of emergency is declared in Pennsylvania, ATVs can be driven on highways and roads.
This is the only time when the use of an ATV is allowed on these types of roads. Pennsylvania requires motorcyclists under the age of 21 to wear a helmet, and all motorcyclists must wear eye protection. These provisions do not apply to people driving in a closed cab car wheel, and since a car wheel comes closest to a legal UTV on the road in the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code, it makes sense that this provision does not apply to a UTV either. However, wearing a helmet is mandatory in UTVs and other PHEVs that are not approved for the road in the rare cases where they can use public roads in Pennsylvania. This is most likely what local law enforcement will also expect from legal UTVs on the road. Each state (as well as Puerto Rico and Washington DC) has its own laws that govern whether or not PHEVs can be driven on public roads and highways. In general, you need to register your UTV with the state DMV, but this is not always the case. You should also have a current driver`s license and avoid operating your UTV irresponsibly, which means you should always wear the appropriate safety equipment, respect the specified speed limits, and stay sober. Age restrictions change by state, so before allowing users under the age of 18 to drive an PHEV on the highway, check what the rules are for young drivers, where you live. If you`re driving your UTV on the highway or on city streets, you may need to drive on the shoulder of the road, depending on your state laws. Make sure you are driving in the same direction as traffic and that traffic can see you.
Travel under specified speed limits, unless there is a government rule that limits the speed at which your PHEV can travel on a public road. Always make sure you wear your helmet exactly as you would off-road. Use your headlights and taillights side by side in bad weather conditions such as fog, rain or snow, and turn them on when driving before sunrise or after dark. You`ll want to customize your driving to be more consistent and careful than working on an abandoned trail or desert terrain, as you`re surrounded by passengers and business traffic that poses a greater danger to you than the great outdoors. Did you know that Pennsylvania has more than 700 miles of OHV trails? A legal UTV on the road could take you to everyone without a truck and trailer holding you back. And having our team of experts register your UTV for you will give you even more time to explore Lake Erie, the Delaware River and all the trails in between instead of doing all the tedious DMV paperwork. According to the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code, ATVs can be driven on state roads and roads that are marked for this purpose. They can only be used in an emergency on highways and roads. In conclusion, I would like to say that the road legalization of coexistence and UTV is taking place throughout the country and has proven to be beneficial for drivers across the country.
The legal use of UTV on Pennsylvania roads would not only increase revenues for small towns in the state, but would also support state funding through registration and title fees. Pennsylvania has some of the best off-road areas in the country, and increasing tourism is a route we`d all love to travel! Your OHV is smaller and less visible than passenger cars and many haven`t added lights, so it will be a modification you`ll have to make yourself. To be homologated on the road, UTVs must be equipped with several lighting systems that improve your visibility while alerting other drivers of your presence. You must have turn signals, brake lights, headlights and taillights side by side. All this will be useful for you and other drivers, especially in bad weather or in dark conditions. At the time of this letter, there were a number of states that allowed the registration of UTVs for use on the road, or at least made arrangements for cities and counties to set their own standards. Some of these states are Utah, Arizona, Minnesota, Texas, Nevada, Wyoming, Idaho, Kansas, Indiana, North and South Dakota, Montana, Washington, Montana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Vermont, Nebraska, Tennessee, New Hampshire and Colorado. It wasn`t until the first half of 2021 that a bill was passed to add Oklahoma and North Carolina to that list. The only additional step, Gary said, was to insure the machine in the state where it is housed, which its insurance companies confirmed was actually feasible and legal. Finally, we should look at the comparisons. It can be said that UTVs on the roads are “not safe”. However, there are vehicles that, on the other hand, are much less safe – and legal on the road.
Take, for example, the Polaris Slingshot, a three-wheeled “autocycle” (as recorded in Pennsylvania) that is essentially a sports car with two wheels at the front and one at the rear. Or take the Can-Am Spyder, which has the same wheel configuration, but the rider straddles the seat like a motorcycle and steers with handlebars. None of these vehicles have a roll cage. Pennsylvania also allows the road use of recorded “dune buggies,” called “purpose-built.” Basically, it is a four-wheeled vehicle that you can build yourself and throw a license plate and put it on the road. In terms of safety, a UTV can meet or exceed the specifications of the manufacturers of these other types of vehicles. Roads can be crossed at an angle of about 90 degrees to the roadway after completely stopping and giving way to traffic. Roads can also be used to cross a bridge or culvert.