There have been UTV changes in the law that go into effect July 1, 2012. The new law requires all UTV’s operating in Wisconsin to be registered or display a trail pass whether on public or private land. UTV’s and ATV’s must display a license plate as of July 1, 2012. With the new law changes, UTV’s are generally allowed to operate on ATV routes and trails.
A call came in today asking about specifications for UTV’s on trails. They are “a motor driven device that does not meet federal motor vehicle safety standards; is NOT a golf cart, low-speed vehicle, dune buggy, mini-truck, or tracked vehicle. It is designed to be used primarily off of a highway, and is originally manufactured with the following:
- net weight less than 2,000 #’s
- four or more low pressure tires
- cargo box
- steering wheel
- tail light
- brake light
- two headlights
- max width of 65 inches
- non-straddled seats for at least 2 people
- seat belts
- roll bar or similar device
For more information about regulations and licensing; contact: Department of Natural Resources, P.O. Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707 or visit their website at http://dnr.wi.gov.
Look forward to having our UTV friends visiting Spur of the Moment Ranch for their UTV adventure.