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Idaho Bill H0187 - Changes for Bike/ATV/UTV usage

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From: David Claycomb

> Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2007 8:25 AM

> > Subject: House Bill 0187--Unconventional Vehicles

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>

>

> I wanted to take a minute and update everyone on the status of HB 0187. My

apologies this is somewhat late in coming, but I didn't want to send anything

out until we actually had a bill to review. There has been a lot of speculation

about this bill recently, and I didn't think it was in anybody's best interest

to send something along that wasn't accurate, as there has been plenty of that

already. For those of you that attended the public meetings, you will see the

bill has gone through several changes since the first draft that was discussed

with the users in November. I am including a link to the bill for your review,

but since it's in amendment form and a bit difficult to digest, I though I would

highlight the essence of the bill and include a list of what the bill does and

doesn't do.

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> ATVs

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> NEW

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> * It eliminates the previous > "> motorcycle> "> plate issued to ATVs. This

is the same type of plate that one would find on a Honda Goldwing or similar

type of street legal motorcycle. Although many people believed the > ">

motorcycle> "> plate allowed ATVs to travel on any roads one might take a car

or truck (or Goldwing type bike), that was not the case as they did not meet

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS).

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> * It replaces the previously issued > "> motorcycle> "> plate with an ATV/UTV

specific license plate that will allow travel on all unpaved county, state, and

federal roads. The only exception to this would be if one of those entities took

a formal action to prohibit such use. This new plate would not allow travel on

controlled access highways such as Hwy. 55, Hwy 95, or I-84.

>

> * This plate would allow for travel on paved county or city roads, if the

county/city took action to allow them through the form of an ordinance or rule.

>

> * The definition of an ATV has been changed to reflect that of the USFS

definition. Specifically , the allowable width of an ATV has been increased from

48 to 50 inches.

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> EXISTING

>

> * This bill would allow for plated ATVs to cross controlled access highways

if the Idaho Transportation Board took action to allow it at a specific crossing

location.

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> * No change to the IDPR sticker and associated uses on state and federal lands

or the requirement they be stickered on or before January 1st of each year.

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>

> Motorbikes-(XR 250, DRZ400, etc. type vehicle)

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> NEW

>

> * The bill still allows for a > "> motorcycle> "> plate to be issued, but

only after necessary equipment is added that would bring it up to vehicle

standards that one would find on a true dual sport (such as a KLR) type of bike

or any other type of street legal motorcycle (such as a Goldwing). After

additions such as headlight, brake light, mirror, etc. are added, the owner

would have to conduct a self-certifying process that assures the Idaho

Transportation Department that the vehicle was brought up to street-legal

standards or Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.

>

>

> EXISTING

>

> * It would allow for motorbikes registered under Title 67 (IDPR sticker) to

cross controlled access highways if the Idaho Transportation Board took action

to allow it at a specific crossing location.>

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> * No change to the IDPR sticker and associated uses on state and federal lands

or the requirement they be stickered on or before January 1st of each year.

>

>

> UTVs

>

> NEW

>

> * UTVs would no longer be stickered by IDPR. Instead, these vehicles would be

issued the same plate that an ATV is issued. In terms of where they can go on

roads, they would have the same operating parameters as ATVs. This would allow

travel on all unpaved county, state, and federal roads. The only exception to

this would be if one of those entities took a formal action to prohibit such

use.

>

> * This plate would allow for travel on paved county or city roads, if the

county/city took action to allow them through the form of an ordinance or rule.

>

> * This bill would allow for plated UTVs to cross controlled access highways if

the Idaho Transportation Board took action to allow it at a specific crossing

location.

>

>

> The aforementioned link is as follows......

> H0187 <http://www3.state.id.us/oasis/H0187.html>

>

> Please feel free to distribute this to anyone you think might have an interest

in the bill. If you've got any questions I can be of assistance with, please do

not hesitate to contact me directly.

>

>

> Dave Claycomb

> IDPR Off-Highway Vehicle Program Manager

> Ph: (208) 514-2411

> Fax: (208)334-3741

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I think you can do whatever you like in Mexico, but if the Proposed Bill goes through, you can still dualsport a bike in ID too!

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This is good thing! I'm looking forward to plating one of my real dirt bikes. As for Mexico I looked into it as the population should be getting pretty thin there these days but I couldn't talk the wife and kids into it. Kinda wanted Super Hunky as a neighbor. Would have been fun riding old Maicos around Baja.

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