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Bill would make ATVs legal on streets anywhere but Salt Lake

Published January 29, 2014 7:52 pm

Expansion • Would do away with need for cities to 'opt-in' to allow them.
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Sen. Scott Jenkins, R-Plain City, would like to make some all-terrain vehicles legal to drive on streets anywhere in Utah — except Salt Lake County.

State law already makes it legal to drive them on streets in any town with fewer than 7,500 residents. Cities larger than that currently must opt-in to allow ATVs on streets, and that is allowed in all but first-class counties (Salt Lake County is the only one with that classification).

"My bill would do away with the opt-in, and allow them automatically anywhere except Salt Lake County. It has not been interested in allowing that," Jenkins said about SB154.

To be street-legal in those areas, he said ATVs must have a license plate and such things as head lights and a horn.

"We haven't had any trouble with this where it has been allowed," so he said he would like to see it expanded.