Originally Posted by Yetti
I figure I better chime in here.
since the LSV act was set forth not anyone I know can tell me why it exists. you are no exception. I happen to have read the original when the fed issed it a few years back. it was and is intended for the Smart/GEM car market. if you read the law it clearly states 2,500lbs or less. the idea being that a "Smart or GEM car would not be built to exced the weight limit set forth.
Now on to the flip side of things. the state police manuel says if you use the ORV for "Farm use" its legal with a triangle. the idea being it will not exede 25 mph and stay on the far right of the road. This contray to state law with says you have to use a 100 square inch reflective flag.
as for the Legal size of vehicles withen the "ORV road shoulder open" laws. the max vehicle width is 60"(5 feet) that leaves out a whole bunch of stuff. the idea that Rhinos, Rangers, and very old army jeeps would fit this catagory
secondly its not law to have insurance on an ORV, but its not a bad idea.
Interesting. When I said I used a LSV triangle on My Metro I failed to mention that was in no way road legal due to the height and the use of tractor tires. I used to drive it 2 miles round trip to occasionally put fuel in it before I would take it off roading. My shop is located in a very small town (Auburn) so I could get away with alot because I am well known. Auburn is also a farming community and I am known to have my farm equipment at my shop. I probably could have told an officer that my Metro was a contraption that I built for my farm but I was never in that situation.
As far as other State and local cops passing me, it used to happen all the time. I had one incident were a Sheriff's Deputy nose dived his car when he passed me but continued on when he seen the triangle.
Was I in the right? I'm not sure. All I can tell you is that I got away with it.