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Section 28.425bSectionLicense application; fee; verification of requirements; determination; circumstances for issuance; fingerprints; issuance or denial; temporary license; suspension or revocation of license; definitions.
Section 205.93SectionTax rate; penalties and interest; presumption; collection; price tax base; exemptions; services, information, or records; applicability.
Section 205.94gSectionExemption of property purchased as part of purchase or transfer of business; exceptions; definition.
Section 205.179SectionStoring, registering, or transferring ownership of vehicle; tax; exemption; credit.
Section 257.320aSectionRecording date of conviction, civil infraction determination, or probate court disposition and number of points; formula; interview; violation committed in another state.
Section 257.732aSectionDriver responsibility fee; assessment; notice; payment by installment; failure to pay fee; fire protection fund; creation; disposition of funds; transmission of funds to state treasurer; appropriation.
Section 324.71101SectionDefinitions.
Section 324.71101.amendedSectionDefinitions.
Section 324.81101SectionAdditional definitions.
Section 324.81101.amendedSectionDefinitions.
Section 324.81102SectionVehicles exempt from licensure provisions.
Section 324.81103SectionORV; certificate of title generally.
Section 324.81104SectionApplication for title to ORV under code.
Section 324.81105SectionORV; sale or assignment of ownership; purchase or acquisition; requirements.
Section 324.81106SectionORV exempt from §§ 257.1101 to 257.1133 and §§ 500.3101 to 500.3179.
Section 324.81107SectionManufacturer's certificate of origin.
Section 324.81108SectionApplication for ORV certificate of title; form; contents; security agreement; perfection of security interest.
Section 324.81109SectionMaking application to department of state for issuance of ORV certificate of title.
Section 324.81110SectionFee for processing application for ORV certificate of title.
Section 324.81110.amendedSectionFee for processing application for ORV certificate of title.
Section 324.81111SectionRefusal to issue ORV certificate of title; grounds; issuance and delivery; requiring certification of ownership.
Section 324.81112SectionManufacturing requirements for ORV certificate of title; uniform method of numbering; contents; prohibited acts; penalties.
Section 324.81113SectionLoss, mutilation, or illegibility of ORV certificate; application for and issuance of duplicate; legend; indexes.
Section 324.81114SectionRecords available to the public; commercial lookup service; disposition of fees; computerized central file; purging records; providing records to nongovernmental person or entity; fee; admissibility in evidence.
Section 324.81114aSectionDisclosure of personal information; uses.
Section 324.81114cSectionFurnishing list of information to federal, state, or local governmental agency; contract for sale of lists of records; surveys, marketing, and solicitations; insertion of safeguards in agreement or contract; resale or redisclosure of information; disclosure of list based on ORV operation or sanctions to nongovernmental agency.
Section 324.81115SectionLicensing of ORV required; exceptions.
Section 324.81116SectionApplication for license; filing; form; signature; fee; false information prohibited; issuance of license; validity; purchase and resale of ORV licenses; refunds; records; attachment of license to vehicle; license not required for vehicle used and stored outside state.
Section 324.81117SectionORV trail improvement fund.
Section 324.81117.amendedSectionOff-road vehicle account.
Section 324.81119SectionDistribution of revenue in form of grants.
Section 324.81119.amendedSectionDistribution of revenue in form of grants.
Section 324.81121SectionRenting, leasing, or furnishing ORV; maintaining safe operating condition; explanation of operation; liability insurance.
Section 324.81122SectionProhibited operation of unregistered ORV; exceptions; operator as prima facie negligent.
Section 324.81123SectionComprehensive plan for management of ORV use of certain areas, routes, and trails; revision; approval; designation of ORV trails and areas for nonconflicting recreation trail use; designated scramble area; maps of trails.
Section 324.81127SectionComprehensive system; considerations.
Section 324.81128SectionCitizens review board.
Section 324.81129SectionOperation of ORV by child or by incompetent; requirements; ORV information, safety education, and training program; course instruction; ORV safety certificates; rules.
Section 324.81130SectionORV safety education course.
Section 324.81130.amendedSectionORV safety education course.
Section 324.81131SectionLocal ordinances; duty to maintain highway; immunity from liability; “gross negligence” defined.
Section 324.81133SectionOperation of ORV; prohibited acts.
Section 324.81134SectionOperation of ORV by person under influence of intoxicating liquor or controlled substance; authorizing or permitting operation; violation as misdemeanor; penalty; subsequent convictions; violation as felony; screening, assessment, and rehabilitative services; duty of court before accepting guilty plea; record.
Section 324.81135SectionOperation of ORV by person visibly impaired; violation as misdemeanor; penalty; prior convictions; community service; screening, assessment, and rehabilitative services; duty of court before accepting guilty plea; record.
Section 324.81136SectionChemical analysis of operator's blood, urine, or breath; admissibility; request for results of test; presumptions; taking sample of urine or breath; withdrawing blood; liability; administration of tests by person of arrested person's own choosing; refusal to take test; other evidence; jury instruction; admissibility of blood withdrawn after accident; sample of decedent's blood.
Section 324.81137SectionImplied consent to chemical tests of blood, breath, or urine; exception.
Section 324.81139SectionAdministrative hearing; notice.
Section 324.81140SectionSuspension of right to operate ORV; appointment of hearing officer; notice; powers of hearing officer; scope of hearing; conduct of hearing; final decision or order; petition; review; order; record of proceedings.
Section 324.81140aSectionSuspension or revocation of operator's or chauffeur's license; operation of ORV prohibited; violation as misdemeanor; penalty.
Section 324.81141SectionPreliminary chemical breath analysis; arrest; admissibility of results; requirements; civil infraction; fine.
Section 324.81142SectionOperation of ORV after right suspended as misdemeanor; penalty.
Section 324.81143SectionAccident resulting in injury, death, or property damage; notice; report; report by medical facility; collection and evaluation of information; duties of operator.
Section 324.81144SectionArrest without warrant of alleged operator of ORV.
Section 324.81145SectionViolations; appearance tickets; prima facie evidence of operation by owner.
Section 324.81146SectionFailure or refusal to obey signal or request to stop; misdemeanor.
Section 324.81147SectionViolation of part as misdemeanor or civil violation; penalties.
Section 324.81147.amendedSectionViolation of part as misdemeanor or civil violation; penalties.
Section 324.81148SectionCondemnation of ORV unauthorized where trespass is result of emergency.
Section 324.81149SectionSurvey to determine total unrefunded gasoline sales tax money; report; recommendations; budget requests.
Section 324.82156aSectionDisclosure of personal information; uses.
Section 324.99902SectionTransfer of powers and duties of the ORV trails advisory committee in sections 16b and 16c of Act 26 of 1995 to the commission of natural resources by a type III transfer; abolish ORV trails advisory committee.
Section 500.3020SectionPolicy of casualty insurance; mandatory provisions; filing rule providing minimum retention of premium for automobile insurance; issuance of policy to meet § 257.227a; providing short rate premium for insurance on motorcycle, watercraft, off-road vehicle, or snowmobile; definitions; effect of cancellation on claim; mailing or delivery of notice; statement; rule establishing short rate premium.
Section 554.658SectionEnforcement of lien; sale of personal property; notice; advertisement; time and place of sale; redemption; inventory; lien searches; payment by prior lienholder; rights of purchaser in good faith; responsibility for procuring title; distribution of proceeds; records; donations to charity or other disposition of property; damages for noncompliance.
Section 764.15SectionArrest by officer without warrant; situations; circumstances.
Section 769.1fSectionExpenses for which court may order person convicted to reimburse state or local unit of government; payment; reimbursement as condition of probation or parole; enforcement of order; expenses for emergency response; definitions.
Section 769.36SectionDeaths arising out of same criminal transaction; crimes to which person may be charged and convicted; consecutive terms; definitions.
Section 777.1SectionDefinitions.
Section 777.13gSectionApplicability of chapter to certain felonies; MCL 324.76107(3) to 324.82160(3).
Section 777.22SectionOffense variables; scoring.
Section 777.33SectionPhysical injury to victim.
Section 777.48SectionOperator ability affected by alcohol or drugs; “any bodily alcoholic content” defined.
Section 777.55SectionPrior misdemeanor convictions or prior misdemeanor juvenile adjudications.
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257.627 Speed limitations.

Sec. 627.
(1) A person operating a vehicle on a highway shall operate that vehicle at a careful and prudent speed not greater than nor less than is reasonable and proper, having due regard to the traffic, surface, and width of the highway and of any other condition then existing. A person shall not operate a vehicle upon a highway at a speed greater than that which will permit a stop within the assured, clear distance ahead.
(2) Except in those instances where a lower speed is specified in this chapter or the speed is unsafe pursuant to subsection (1), it is prima facie lawful for the operator of a vehicle to operate that vehicle at a speed not exceeding the following, except when this speed would be unsafe:
(a) 25 miles per hour on all highways in a business district as that term is defined in section 5.
(b) 25 miles per hour in public parks unless a different speed is fixed and duly posted.
(c) 25 miles per hour on all highways or parts of highways within the boundaries of land platted under the land division act, 1967 PA 288, MCL 560.101 to 560.293, or the condominium act, 1978 PA 59, MCL 559.101 to 559.276, unless a different speed is fixed and posted.
(d) 25 miles per hour on a highway segment with 60 or more vehicular access points within 1/2 mile.
(e) 35 miles per hour on a highway segment with not less than 45 vehicular access points but no more than 59 vehicular access points within 1/2 mile.
(f) 45 miles per hour on a highway segment with not less than 30 vehicular access points but no more than 44 vehicular access points within 1/2 mile.
(3) It is prima facie unlawful for a person to exceed the speed limits prescribed in subsection (2), except as provided in section 629.
(4) A person operating a vehicle in a mobile home park as defined in section 2 of the mobile home commission act, 1987 PA 96, MCL 125.2302, shall operate that vehicle at a careful and prudent speed, not greater than a speed that is reasonable and proper, having due regard for the traffic, surface, width of the roadway, and all other conditions existing, and not greater than a speed that permits a stop within the assured clear distance ahead. It is prima facie unlawful for the operator of a vehicle to operate that vehicle at a speed exceeding 15 miles an hour in a mobile home park as defined in section 2 of the mobile home commission act, 1987 PA 96, MCL 125.2302.
(5) A person operating a passenger vehicle drawing another vehicle or trailer shall not exceed the posted speed limit.
(6) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, a person operating a truck with a gross weight of 10,000 pounds or more, a truck-tractor, a truck-tractor with a semi-trailer or trailer, or a combination of these vehicles shall not exceed a speed of 55 miles per hour on highways, streets, or freeways and shall not exceed a speed of 35 miles per hour during the period when reduced loadings are being enforced in accordance with this chapter. However, a person operating a school bus, a truck, a truck-tractor, or a truck-tractor with a semi-trailer or trailer described in this subsection shall not exceed a speed of 60 miles per hour on a freeway if the maximum speed limit on that freeway is 70 miles per hour.
(7) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (6), a person operating a school bus shall not exceed the speed of 55 miles per hour.
(8) The maximum rates of speeds allowed under this section are subject to the maximum rate established under section 629b.
(9) A person operating a vehicle on a highway, when entering and passing through a work zone described in section 79d(a) where a normal lane or part of the lane of traffic has been closed due to highway construction, maintenance, or surveying activities, shall not exceed a speed of 45 miles per hour unless a different speed limit is determined for that work zone by the state transportation department, a county road commission, or a local authority, based on accepted engineering practice. The state transportation department, a county road commission, or a local authority shall post speed limit signs in each work zone described in section 79d(a) that indicate the speed limit in that work zone and shall identify that work zone with any other traffic control devices necessary to conform to the Michigan manual of uniform traffic control devices. A person shall not exceed a speed limit established under this section or a speed limit established under section 628 or 629.
(10) Subject to subsections (1) and (2)(c), speed limits established pursuant to this section are not valid unless properly posted. In the absence of a properly posted sign, the speed limit in effect shall be the general speed limit pursuant to section 628(1).
(11) Nothing in this section prevents the establishment of an absolute speed limit pursuant to section 628. Subject to subsection (1), an absolute speed limit established pursuant to section 628 supersedes a prima facie speed limit established pursuant to this section.
(12) Nothing in this section shall be construed as justification to deny a traffic and engineering investigation.
(13) As used in this section, "vehicular access point" means a driveway or intersecting roadway.
(14) A person who violates this section is responsible for a civil infraction.

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NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 451 of 1994

324.81123 Comprehensive plan for management of ORV use of certain areas, routes, and trails; revision; approval; designation of ORV trails and areas for nonconflicting recreation trail use; designated scramble area; maps of trails.

Sec. 81123.
(1) The department shall, by October 1, 1991, develop a comprehensive plan for the management of ORV use of areas, routes, and trails maintained by or under the jurisdiction of the department or a local unit of government pursuant to section 81131. The plan shall, as a minimum, set forth the following methods and timetable:
(a) The inventorying, by appropriate means, of all areas, forest roads, and forest trails used by or suitable for use by ORVs.
(b) The identification and evaluation of the suitability of areas, forest roads, and forest trails to sustain ORV use.
(c) The designation of areas, forest roads, and forest trails for ORV use, including use by persons with disabilities.
(d) The development of resource management plans to maintain areas, forest roads, or forest trails and to restore or reconstruct damaged areas, forest roads, or forest trails. The plans shall include consideration of the social, economic, and environmental impact of ORV use.
(e) Specifications for trails and areas.

(2) The plan developed under subsection (1) shall be revised every 2 years. The plan shall be submitted to the legislature for approval. The legislature shall approve the plan without amendment by concurrent resolution adopted by both standing committees of the house of representatives and senate that consider natural resources matters and both houses of the legislature by recorded vote. The department shall submit any subsequent revisions to the plan to the secretary of the senate and the clerk of the house of representatives at least 20 session days before the effective date of the revisions. If both standing committees of the house of representatives and senate that consider natural resources matters fail to reject the revisions within those 20 session days, the revisions shall be considered approved.

(3) The plan may designate where bicyclists, hikers, equestrians, and other nonconflicting recreation trail users may use ORV trails or areas.

(4) By May 7, 1992, the department shall designate an appropriate area in the northern Lower Peninsula and an appropriate area in southeast Michigan as a scramble area.

(5) Copies of maps of trails shall be prepared and made available by the department in sufficient quantities to accompany each ORV certificate of title issued by the secretary of state and to place in each county sheriff's office and each department of natural resources field office.

History: Add. 1995, Act 58, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995 ;-- Am. 1998, Act 86, Imd. Eff. May 13, 1998
Popular Name: Act 451
Popular Name: Off-Road Vehicle Act
Popular Name: ORV
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MICHIGAN VEHICLE CODE

257.710 Tires; studs or other traction devices; rules; exceptions; use or sale of unsafe tires prohibited.
Sec. 710.
(a) A person shall not operate on a public highway of this state a vehicle or special mobile equipment which has metal or plastic track or a tire which is equipped with metal that comes in contact with the surface of the road or which has a partial contact of metal or plastic with the surface of the road, except as provided in subsections (c), (d), and (e).
(b) A person shall not operate on a highway a vehicle which has a tire that has on its periphery a block, stud, flange, cleat, spike, or other protuberance of a material other than rubber which projects beyond the tread of the traction surface of the tire, except as provided in subsections (c), (d), and (e). A person may, however, use farm machinery with a tire having a protuberance which will not injure a highway. A person may also use a tire chain of reasonable proportion upon a vehicle when required for safety because of snow, ice, or other condition tending to cause a vehicle to skid.
(c) A person may operate on a highway a vehicle which has a pneumatic tire in which wire of .075 inches in diameter or less is embedded if the tire is constructed so that the percent of metal in contact with the highway does not exceed 5% of the total tire area in contact with the roadway, except that during the first 1,000 miles of use or operation of the tire the metal in contact with the highway shall not exceed 20% of the area.
(d) The department of state highways and transportation shall promulgate rules establishing acceptable standards to permit the use of a tire with studs or other traction devices to be used on a street or highway after April 1, 1975. The rules shall make separate provision for the extreme winter snow and ice conditions of the Upper Peninsula and the northern Lower Peninsula. The rules shall include a restriction on the amount and dimension of protrusions that may be allowed on a tire, the type of material that may be used in a stud, traction device, or tire, and the amount of road wear that a tire with studs or other traction devices may cause on a street or highway.
(e) A person may operate on a highway a vehicle which has a pneumatic tire in which are inserted ice grips or tire studs if the person is a law enforcement officer operating a vehicle owned by a law enforcement agency, a person operating an ambulance, or a United States postal service rural carrier driving a vehicle the rural carrier owns and maintains as a prerequisite to employment in the postal service.
(f) A person shall not operate a vehicle on a highway when a tire in use on that vehicle is unsafe as provided in subsection (h).
(g) A person in the business of selling tires shall not sell or offer for sale for highway use a tire which is unsafe as provided in subsection (h).
(h) A tire is unsafe if it is in any of the following conditions:
(i) Has a part of the belting material, tire cords, or plys exposed.
(ii) Has evidence of cord or tread separations.
(iii) Is worn to or below the minimum tread level in 2 or more adjacent major grooves at 3 or more locations spaced around the circumference of the tire. Minimum allowable tread levels are as follows:

motorcycles and moped.....................1/32 inch front and rearpassenger cars and vehiclesweighing less than 10,000pounds.................................2/32 inch front and rearvehicles weighing 10,000 poundsor more...........................4/32 inch front and 2/32 rear
Measurements shall not be made at locations of tread wear indicators or tie bars. A motor vehicle licensed as an historic vehicle under section 803a is exempt from the tread depth requirements of this subsection.
(iv) Has a marking "not for highway use", "for racing purposes only", "for farm use only", or "unsafe for highway use".
(v) Has been regrooved or recut below the original tread design depth except in the case of special purpose designed tires having extra undertread rubber provided for this purpose and identified as those tires.


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MICHIGAN VEHICLE CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 300 of 1949***** 257.719 SUBSECTIONS (2)(a) AND (3)(b) MAY NOT APPLY: See subsection (8) *****


257.719 Height of vehicle; liability for damage to bridge or viaduct; normal length maximum; prohibitions; connecting assemblies and lighting devices; gross weight; violation as civil infraction; applicability of subsections (2)(a) and (3)(b); definitions.
Sec. 719.
(1) A vehicle unloaded or with load shall not exceed a height of 13 feet 6 inches. The owner of a vehicle that collides with a lawfully established bridge or viaduct is liable for all damage and injury resulting from a collision caused by the height of the vehicle, whether the clearance of the bridge or viaduct is posted or not.
(2) Lengths described in this subsection shall be known as the normal length maximum. Except as provided in subsection (3), the following vehicles and combinations of vehicles shall not be operated on a highway in this state in excess of these lengths:
(a) Subject to subsection (8), any single vehicle: 40 feet; a crib vehicle on which logs are loaded lengthwise of the vehicle: 42.5 feet; any single bus or motor home: 45 feet.
(b) Articulated buses: 65 feet.
(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, a combination of a truck and semitrailer or trailer, or a truck tractor, semitrailer, and trailer, or truck tractor and semitrailer or trailer, designed and used exclusively to transport assembled motor vehicles or bodies, recreational vehicles, or boats, that does not exceed a length of 65 feet. Stinger-steered combinations shall not exceed a length of 75 feet. The load on the combinations of vehicles described in this subdivision may extend an additional 3 feet beyond the front and 4 feet beyond the rear of the combinations of vehicles. Retractable extensions used to support and secure the load that do not extend beyond the allowable overhang for the front and rear shall not be included in determining length of a loaded vehicle or vehicle combination.
(d) Truck tractor and semitrailer combinations: no overall length, the semitrailer not to exceed 50 feet.
(e) Truck and semitrailer or trailer: 59 feet.
(f) Except as provided in subdivision (g), truck tractor, semitrailer, and trailer, or truck tractor and 2 semitrailers: 59 feet.
(g) A truck tractor, semitrailer, and trailer, or a truck tractor and 2 semitrailers, in which no semitrailer or trailer is more than 28-1/2 feet long: 65 feet. This subdivision only applies while the vehicle is being used for a business purpose reasonably related to picking up or delivering a load and only if each semitrailer or trailer is equipped with a device or system capable of mechanically dumping construction materials or dumping construction materials by force of gravity.
(h) More than 1 motor vehicle, wholly or partially assembled, in combination, utilizing 1 tow bar or 3 saddle mounts with full mount mechanisms and utilizing the motive power of 1 of the vehicles in combination, not to exceed 55 feet.
(3) Notwithstanding subsection (2), the following vehicles and combinations of vehicles shall not be operated on a designated highway of this state in excess of these lengths:
(a) Truck tractor and semitrailer combinations: no overall length limit, the semitrailer not to exceed 53 feet. All semitrailers longer than 50 feet shall have a wheelbase of 37.5 to 40.5 feet plus or minus 0.5 feet, measured from the kingpin coupling to the center of the rear axle or the center of the rear axle assembly. A semitrailer with a length longer than 50 feet shall not operate with more than 3 axles on the semitrailer. City, village, or county authorities may prohibit stops of vehicles with a semitrailer longer than 50 feet within their jurisdiction unless the stop occurs along appropriately designated routes, or is necessary for emergency purposes or to reach shippers, receivers, warehouses, and terminals along designated routes.
(b) Truck and semitrailer or trailer combinations: 65 feet, except that a person may operate a truck and semitrailer or trailer designed and used to transport saw logs, pulpwood, and tree length poles that does not exceed an overall length of 70 feet or a crib vehicle and semitrailer or trailer designed and used to transport saw logs that does not exceed an overall length of 75 feet. A crib vehicle and semitrailer or trailer designed to and used to transport saw logs shall not exceed a gross vehicle weight of 164,000 pounds. A person may operate a truck tractor and semitrailer designed and used to transport saw logs, pulpwood, and tree length wooden poles with a load overhang to the rear of the semitrailer which does not exceed 6 feet if the semitrailer does not exceed 50 feet in length.
(c) Truck tractor and 2 semitrailers, or truck tractor, semitrailer, and trailer combinations: no overall length limit, if the length of each semitrailer or trailer does not exceed 28-1/2 feet each, or the overall length of the semitrailer and trailer, or 2 semitrailers as measured from the front of the first towed unit to the rear of the second towed unit while the units are coupled together does not exceed 58 feet.
(d) More than 1 motor vehicle, wholly or partially assembled, in combination, utilizing 1 tow bar or 3 saddle mounts with full mount mechanisms and utilizing the motive power of 1 of the vehicles in combination, not to exceed 75 feet.
(4) The following combinations and movements are prohibited:
(a) A truck shall not haul more than 1 trailer or semitrailer, and a truck tractor shall not haul more than 2 semitrailers or 1 semitrailer and 1 trailer in combination at any 1 time, except that a farm tractor may haul 2 wagons or trailers, or garbage and refuse haulers may, during daylight hours, haul up to 4 trailers for garbage and refuse collection purposes, not exceeding in any combination a total length of 55 feet and at a speed limit not to exceed 15 miles per hour.
(b) A combination of vehicles or a vehicle shall not have more than 11 axles, except when operating under a valid permit issued by the state transportation department or a local authority with respect to a highway under its jurisdiction.
(c) Any combination of vehicles not specifically authorized under this section is prohibited.
(d) A combination of 2 semitrailers pulled by a truck tractor, unless each semitrailer uses a fifth wheel connecting assembly which conforms to the requirements of the motor carrier safety act of 1963, 1963 PA 181, MCL 480.11 to 480.22.
(e) A vehicle or a combination of vehicles shall not carry a load extending more than 3 feet beyond the front of the lead vehicle.
(f) A vehicle described in subsections (2)(e) and (3)(d) employing triple saddle mounts unless all wheels that are in contact with the roadway have operating brakes.
(5) All combinations of vehicles under this section shall employ connecting assemblies and lighting devices that are in compliance with the motor carrier safety act of 1963, 1963 PA 181, MCL 480.11 to 480.22.
(6) The total gross weight of a truck tractor, semitrailer, and trailer combination or a truck tractor and 2 semitrailers combination that exceeds 59 feet in length shall not exceed a ratio of 400 pounds per engine net horsepower delivered to clutch or its equivalent specified in the handbook published by the society of automotive engineers, inc. (SAE), 1977 edition.
(7) A person who violates this section is responsible for a civil infraction. The owner of the vehicle may be charged with a violation of this section.
(8) The provisions in subsections (2)(a) and (3)(b) prescribing the length of a crib vehicle on which logs are loaded lengthwise do not apply unless section 127(d) of title 23 of the United States Code, 23 USC 127, is amended to allow crib vehicles carrying logs to be loaded as described in this section.
(9) As used in this section:
(a) "Designated highway" means a highway approved by the state transportation department or a local authority with respect to a highway under its jurisdiction.
(b) "Length" means the total length of a vehicle, or combination of vehicles, including any load the vehicle is carrying. Length does not include devices described in 23 CFR 658.16 and 23 CFR part 658, appendix d. 23 CFR 658.16 and 23 CFR part 658, appendix d, as on file with the secretary of state are adopted by reference. A safety or energy conservation device shall be excluded from a determination of length only if it is not designed or used for the carrying of cargo, freight, or equipment. Semitrailers and trailers shall be measured from the front vertical plane of the foremost transverse load supporting structure to the rearmost transverse load supporting structure. Vehicle components not excluded by law shall be included in the measurement of the length, height, and width of the vehicle.
(c) "Stinger-steered combinations" means a truck tractor and semitrailer combination in which the fifth wheel is located on a drop frame located behind and below the rearmost axle of the power unit
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STATE CONSTITUTION (EXCERPT)
CONSTITUTION OF MICHIGAN OF 1963

§ 40 Michigan conservation and recreation legacy fund.
Sec. 40.
The Michigan conservation and recreation legacy fund is established. The state treasurer shall direct the investment of the legacy fund. The state treasurer shall establish within the legacy fund restricted accounts as authorized by this section and may establish additional subaccounts as authorized by law. The state treasurer may receive gifts, grants, bequests, or assets from any source for deposit into a particular account or subaccount. The assets of the legacy fund shall be invested as provided by law. Interest and earnings accruing from each account or subaccount shall be credited to that account or subaccount.
The forest recreation account is established as an account within the legacy fund. The forest recreation account shall consist of revenue derived from concessions, leases, contracts, and fees from recreational activities on state forestlands and other revenues as authorized by law. Money in the forest recreation account shall be expended only for the following:
(a) The development, improvement, operation, promotion, and maintenance of forest recreation activities.
(b) Grants to state colleges and universities to implement programs funded by the forest recreation account.
(c) The administration of the forest recreation account.
The game and fish protection account is established as an account within the legacy fund. The game and fish protection account shall consist of revenue derived from hunting and fishing licenses, passbooks, permits, fees, concessions, leases, contracts, and activities; damages paid for the illegal taking of game and fish; revenue derived from fees, licenses, and permits related to game, game areas, and game fish; and other revenues as authorized by law. Money in the game and fish protection account shall be expended only for the following:
(a) The development, improvement, operation, promotion, and maintenance of wildlife and fisheries programs and facilities. (356)
(b) The acquisition of land and rights in land that support wildlife and fisheries programs.
(c) Research to support wildlife and fisheries programs.
(d) The enforcement and administration of the wildlife and fisheries laws of the state, including the necessary equipment and apparatus incident to the operation and enforcement of wildlife and fisheries laws.
(e) The protection, propagation, distribution, and control of wildlife and fish.
(f) Grants to state colleges and universities to implement programs funded by the game and fish protection account.
(g) The administration of the game and fish protection account, which may include payments in lieu of taxes on state owned land that has been or will be purchased through the game and fish protection fund or account.
The off-road vehicle account is established as an account within the legacy fund. The off-road vehicle account shall consist of revenue derived from fees imposed upon the use or registration of off-road vehicles and other revenues as authorized by law. Money in the off-road vehicle account shall be expended only for the following:
(a) Signage for and the improvement, maintenance, and construction of off-road vehicle trails, routes, or areas.
(b) The administration and enforcement of state regulations related to off-road vehicles.
(c) The leasing of land for use by off-road vehicles.
(d) The acquisition of easements, permits, or other agreements for the use of land for off-road vehicle trails, routes, or areas.
(e) The restoration of any of the natural resources of the state on public land that are damaged due to off-road vehicle use.
(f) Safety education programs related to the operation of off-road vehicles.
(g) Other uses as provided by law as long as the uses are consistent with the development, improvement, operation, promotion, and maintenance of the state’s off-road vehicle programs.
(h) Grants to state colleges and universities to implement programs funded by the off-road vehicle account.
(i) The administration of the off-road vehicle account.
The recreation improvement account is established as an account within the legacy fund. The recreation improvement account shall consist of all tax revenue derived from the sale of two percent of the gasoline sold in this state for consumption in internal combustion engines and other revenues as authorized by law. Money in the recreation improvement account shall be distributed as follows:
(a) Eighty percent of the money shall be annually transferred to the waterways account to be used for the purposes of that account.
(b) Fourteen percent of the money shall be annually transferred to the snowmobile account to be used for the purposes of that account.
(c) The remainder of the money that is not transferred under this section shall be used, upon appropriation, for recreation projects, including grants to state colleges and universities to implement recreation projects, and for the administration of the recreation improvement account. Of the amount that is credited to recreational projects in a fiscal year, not less than twenty-five percent of any funds designated for projects intended for off-road vehicles shall be expended on projects to repair damages as a result of pollution, impairment, or destruction of air, water, or other natural resources, or the public trust, in air, water, or other natural resources, as a result of the use of off-road vehicles.
The snowmobile account is established as an account within the legacy fund. The snowmobile account shall consist of revenue derived from fees imposed for the registration or use of snowmobiles; revenue derived from the use of snowmobile trails; transfers from the recreation improvement account; and other revenues as authorized by law. Money in the snowmobile account shall be expended only for the following:
(a) Planning, construction, maintenance, and acquisition of trails and areas for the use of snowmobiles.
(b) Providing access to trails and areas for the use of snowmobiles.
(c) Providing basic snowmobile facilities.
(d) The administration and enforcement of state regulations related to snowmobiles.
(e) Safety education programs related to the operation of snowmobiles.
(f) Other uses as provided by law as long as the uses are consistent with the development, improvement, operation, promotion, and maintenance of the state’s snowmobile programs.
(g) Grants to state colleges and universities to implement programs funded by the snowmobile account.
(h) The administration of the snowmobile account, which may include payments in lieu of taxes on state owned land that has been or will be purchased through the recreational snowmobile trail improvement fund or snowmobile account.
The state park improvement account is established as an account within the legacy fund. The state park improvement account shall consist of revenue derived from concessions, leases, contracts, fees, and permits for activities in state parks and recreation areas; damages paid to the state for illegal activities in state parks and recreation areas; and other revenues as authorized by law. Money in the state park improvement account shall be expended only for the following:
(a) The development, improvement, operation, promotion, and maintenance of state parks and recreation areas.
(b) Grants to state colleges and universities to implement programs funded by the state park improvement account.
(c) The administration of the state park improvement account.
The waterways account is established as an account within the legacy fund. The waterways account shall consist of revenue derived from watercraft registration fees assessed on the ownership or operation of watercraft in the state; revenue derived from fees charged for the moorage of watercraft at state-operated mooring facilities; revenue derived from fees charged for the use of state-operated public access sites; transfers from the recreation improvement account; all tax revenue derived from the sale of diesel fuel in this state that is used to generate power for the operation or propulsion of vessels on the waterways of the state; and other revenues as authorized by law. Money in the waterways account shall be expended only for the following:
(a) The construction, operation, and maintenance of recreational boating facilities that provide public access to waterways or moorage of watercraft.
(b) The acquisition of property for the purpose of paragraph (a).
(c) Grants to local units of government and state colleges and universities for the provision of public access or moorage of watercraft and law enforcement or boating education to recreational watercraft operators.
(d) The acquisition and development of harbors and public access sites.
(e) The enforcement of laws related to the operation of watercraft and education related to the operation of watercraft. Not less than forty-nine percent of revenues from watercraft registration fees received by the waterways account shall be used for the purposes of this subdivision.
(f) The administration of programs funded by the waterways account.
(g) Other uses as provided by law as long as the uses are consistent with the development, improvement, operation, promotion, and maintenance of the state’s waterways programs.
(h) The administration of the waterways account, which may include payments in lieu of taxes on state owned land that has been or will be purchased through the Michigan state waterways fund or waterways account.
The legislature shall provide by law for the implementation of this section.
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THE GENERAL LAW VILLAGE ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 3 of 1895

66.2a Recreational trailway; posting ordinance; prohibited operation of vehicle as municipal civil infraction; penalty.


Sec. 2a.
(1) An ordinance regulating a recreational trailway is not effective unless it is posted and maintained near each gate or principal entrance to the trailway.
(2) The operation of a vehicle on a recreational trailway at a time, in a place, or in a manner prohibited by an ordinance is a municipal civil infraction, whether or not so designated by the ordinance. A civil fine ordered for a municipal civil infraction described in this subsection shall not exceed the maximum amount of a fine provided by the ordinance or $500.00, whichever is less. An act or omission described in this subsection is not a municipal civil infraction if that act or omission constitutes a violation or crime that section 2 of chapter VI prohibits an ordinance from designating as a municipal civil infraction.

History: Add. 1994, Act 87, Eff. Oct. 1, 1994
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207.1122 Dyed diesel fuel; use in motor vehicleon public roads or highways; exception; penalty.


Sec. 122.
(1) A person shall not operate or maintain a motorvehicle on the public roads or highways of this state with dyed diesel fuel in the vehicle's fuel supply tank.
(2) This section does not apply to dyed diesel fuel used in any of the following:
(a) A motor vehicle owned and operated or leased and operated by the federal or state government or a political subdivision of this state.
(b) A motor vehicle used exclusively by the American red cross.
(c) An implement of husbandry.
(d) A passenger vehicle that has a capacity of 10 or more and that operates over regularly traveled routes expressly provided for in 1 or more of the following that applies to the passenger vehicle:
(i) A certificate of authority issued by the state transportation department.
(ii) A municipal franchise.
(iii) A municipal license.
(iv) A municipal permit.
(v) A municipal agreement.
(vi) A municipal grant.
(3) An owner, operator, or driver of avehicle who uses dyed diesel fuel on the public roads or highways of this state is subject to a civil penalty of $200.00 for each of the first 2 violations within a 12-month period. For a third violation within a 12-month period, and for each subsequent violation thereafter, the person is subject to a civil penalty of $5,000.00. , operator, or driver of a motor vehicle who knowingly violates the prohibition against the sale or use of dyed diesel fuel upon the public roads or highways of this state is subject to a civil penalty equal to that imposed by section 6714 of the internal revenue code.
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ROADS IN UNITED STATES FOREST (EXCERPT)
Act 96 of 1931

249.32 Construction of forest highways; county road commissioners; cost and maintenance.

Sec. 2.
The boards of county road commissioners are also authorized to expend funds either raised by general taxation or received from the distribution of motor vehicle funds for the purposes of the construction and/or maintenance of such forest highways. For the purposes of construction the counties' share of such cost shall be such share as may be mutually agreed upon between the United States government, the state highway commissioner and the board of county road commissioners. The maintenance of any such road built under the provisions of this act shall be a direct obligation of the county in which the said road is located and shall be to all intents and purposes a part of the county road system of such county and shall so remain unless such road has been or may be hereafter lawfully established as trunk line highway. The maintenance and construction of trunk line highways through the United States forests shall be subject to the general provisions of law relating thereto.

History: 1931, Act 96, Imd. Eff. May 11, 1931 ;-- CL 1948, 249.32
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257.684 Head lamps; lighting, distance, height.

Sec. 684.
(a) Every vehicle upon a highway within this state at any time from a half hour after sunset to a half hour before sunrise and at any other time when there is not sufficient light to render clearly discernible persons and vehicles on the highway at a distance of 500 feet ahead shall display lighted lamps and illuminating devices as hereinafter respectively required for different classes of vehicles, subject to exceptions with respect to parked vehicles as hereinafter stated. When lighted lamps and illuminated devices are required by law no vehicle shall be operated upon any highway of this state with only the parking lights illuminated on the front of the vehicle.
(b) Whenever requirement is hereinafter declared as to the distance from which certain lamps and devices shall render objects visible or within which such lamps or devices shall be visible, said provisions shall apply during the times stated in paragraph (a) of this section upon a straight, level, unlighted highway under normal atmospheric conditions unless a different time or condition is expressly stated.
(c) Whenever requirement is hereinafter declared as to the mounted height of lamps or devices, it shall mean from the center of such lamp or device to the level ground upon which the vehicle stands when such vehicle is without a load.






257.685 Head lamps; number; modulator; height; auxiliary, spot, or other lamp; exemption.

Sec. 685.
(1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (2), a motor vehicle shall be equipped with at least 2 head lamps with at least 1 head lamp on each side of the front of the motor vehicle, in compliance with this chapter. An implement of husbandry manufactured on or after January 1, 2007 shall comply with section 684a.
(2) A motorcycle or moped shall be equipped with at least 1 and not more than 2 head lamps that comply with this chapter.
(3) A motorcycle or moped head lamp may be wired or equipped to allow either its upper beam or its lower beam, but not both, to modulate from a higher intensity to a lower intensity. A head lamp modulator installed on a motorcycle or moped with 2 head lamps shall be wired in a manner to prevent the head lamps from modulating at different rates or not in synchronization with each other. A head lamp modulator installed on a motorcycle or moped shall meet the standards prescribed in 49 CFR 571.108.
(4) Every head lamp upon a motor vehicle shall be located at a height measured from the center of the head lamp of not more than 54 inches nor less than 24 inches above the level surface upon which the vehicle stands.
(5) When a motor vehicle equipped with head lamps as required in this section is also equipped with auxiliary lamps or a spot lamp or any other lamp on the front of the motor vehicle projecting a beam of an intensity greater than 300 candlepower, not more than a total of 4 of those lamps on the front of a vehicle shall be lighted at a time when upon a highway.
(6) A motor vehicle licensed as an historic vehicle is exempt from the requirements of this section if the vehicle as originally equipped failed to meet these requirements. An historic vehicle shall not be operated in violation of section 684.




257.695 Minimum lighting for all vehicles.
Sec. 695.
All vehicles, including animal-drawn vehicles, implements of husbandry, road machinery, road rollers, and farm tractors, not otherwise required under this act to be equipped with head or rear lamps, shall at the times specified in section 684 be in compliance with either of the following:
(a) For implements of husbandry manufactured before January 1, 2007, be equipped with at least 1 lighted lamp exhibiting a white light visible from a distance of 500 feet to the front of the vehicle and with a lamp exhibiting a red light visible from a distance of 500 feet to the rear of the vehicle.
(b) For implements of husbandry manufactured on or after January 1, 2007, be in compliance with section 684a.
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257.686 Rear lamps; exemption; requirements for implement of husbandry; pickup camper.

Sec. 686.
(1) A motor vehicle, trailer, semitrailer, pole trailer, or vehicle which is being drawn in a train of vehicles shall be equipped with at least 1 rear lamp mounted on the rear, which, when lighted as required by this act, shall emit a red light plainly visible from a distance of 500 feet to the rear.
(2) Either a tail lamp or a separate lamp shall be constructed and placed so as to illuminate with a white light the rear registration plate and render it clearly legible from a distance of 50 feet to the rear. A tail lamp or tail lamps, together with any separate lamp for illuminating the rear registration plate, shall be wired so as to be lighted whenever the head lamps or auxiliary driving lamps are lighted.
(3) A motor vehicle licensed as an historic vehicle is exempt from the requirements of this section if the vehicle as originally equipped failed to meet these requirements.
(4) When operated or moved on a highway at the times specified in section 684, an implement of husbandry shall meet either of the following requirements:
(a) For implements of husbandry manufactured before January 1, 2007, the following:
(i) Display lighted rear lamps which meet the requirements of subsection (1).
(ii) Be accompanied by a vehicle which follows behind the implement of husbandry at a distance of not more than 50 feet, illuminates the implement of husbandry with the vehicle's headlights, and displays on the rear of the vehicle lighted rear lamps as required by this section.
(b) For implements of husbandry manufactured on or after January 1, 2007, the provisions of section 684a.
(5) A pickup camper shall be attached to the motor vehicle in a manner so that the registration plate of the motor vehicle is clearly visible.
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HANSON MILITARY RESERVATION (EXCERPT)
Act 287 of 1919

32.231 Hanson Military Reservation; recreational use by public, management.

Sec. 1.
The grounds known and designated as the Hanson Military Reservation may hereafter be used by the state, or any municipal subdivision thereof, for recreational purposes, the establishment of fresh air camps, and such other purposes of a recreational or health giving nature as may be incident thereto: Provided, however, That such use shall at no times interfere with the use of said grounds by the military establishment of the state, and no tubercular or venereal patients shall be permitted to use said grounds: And Provided further, That the quartermaster general shall have control and management of said lands, under the supervision of the state military board as provided by law.
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257.721 Passenger vehicle or pickup truck towing vehicle or trailer; drawbar or other connection; coupling devices and safety chains; pickup truck with fifth wheel assembly; conditions for towing additional trailer or semitrailer; speed limit requirements; violation as civil infraction.

Sec. 721.
(1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (5), a passenger vehicle or a pickup truck shall not be driven upon a highway drawing or having attached to the passenger vehicle or pickup truck more than 1 vehicle or trailer.
(2) The drawbar or other connection between 2 vehicles, 1 of which is towing or drawing the other on a highway, shall not exceed 15 feet in length from 1 vehicle to the other. If the connection consists of a chain, rope, or cable, there shall be displayed upon the connection a red flag or other signal or cloth not less than 12 inches both in length and width.
(3) A vehicle or trailer towed or drawn by a vehicle shall be attached to the vehicle with forms of coupling devices in a manner so that when the combination is operated in a linear alignment on a level, smooth, paved surface, the movement of the towed or drawn vehicle or trailer does not deviate more than 3 inches to either side of the path of the towing vehicle that tows or draws it. The vehicle or trailer shall also be connected to the towing vehicle by suitable safety chains or devices, 1 on each side of the coupling and at the extreme outer edge of the vehicle or trailer. Each chain or device and connection used shall be of sufficient strength to haul the vehicle or trailer when loaded. In the case of an implement of husbandry with a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,000 pounds or less, the safety chains or devices required under this subsection shall conform to the federal motor carrier safety regulations requirements contained in 49 C.F.R. 393.70(d)(5).
(4) A pickup truck with a fifth wheel assembly shall not tow a semitrailer unless the fifth wheel assembly conforms to the standards prescribed in the motor carrier safety act of 1963, 1963 PA 181, MCL 480.11 to 480.22.
(5) Notwithstanding subsection (1), a pickup truck with a towing rating equal to, or greater than, the weight being towed, equipped with a fifth wheel assembly that conforms with the standards prescribed in the motor carrier safety act of 1963, 1963 PA 181, MCL 480.11 to 480.22, towing attached with a semitrailer designed for recreational living purposes may tow an additional trailer or semitrailer under the following conditions:
(a) The additional trailer or semitrailer shall be attached pursuant to subsection (3). The safety chains described in subsection (3) shall be securely attached at the extreme outer edge of the attached trailer or semitrailer with a locking mechanism. The towing vehicle hitch shall be of substantial material and shall be attached in a proper and skillful manner to the frame of the towing vehicle.
(b) The total length of the pickup truck, semitrailer designed for recreational living purposes, and additional trailer or semitrailer, and load, shall not exceed 65 feet on any highways in this state.
(c) The gross weight of the additional trailer or semitrailer towed or drawn shall not exceed the empty weight of the pickup truck or the empty weight of the semitrailer.
(6) For the purposes of this section, a pickup truck towing a semitrailer and additional trailer shall be considered a passenger vehicle and shall comply with the speed limit requirements of section 627(5).
(7) A person who violates this section is responsible for a civil infraction.
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