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Old 09-04-2007, 09:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Moab question...

I had a friend, who I don't believe every other word out of his mouth...lol, tell me that Moab has new wheel/fender laws in regard to offroad vehicles. Specifically that tires cannot extend past the fenders of the vehicle. Tell me he is full of shit.
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Old 09-04-2007, 09:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i do beleive that that is true.. except for the "new law" part.
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Drive there and find out. Report back. We are itchin' for the right answer.
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It's a Utah state law, although it is only sporadically enforced from what I have heard. Mostly it is the state troopers who care, local cops, not so much.
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It's true. In Utah, tires have to be 100% covered from the top view, meaning if you're above the vehicle looking down, you shouldn't be able to see any of the tire sticking out. And it's not new, been around for years.
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As long as it is registered as an offroad vehicle and you don't drive it on the street you will be fine.

Offroad means just that...OFF ROAD.

If your rig is registered in another state as onroad, and you think you will get away with driving it on the road with tires sticking our all over the place you will get hassled by the law.
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If your rig is registered in another state as onroad, and you think you will get away with driving it on the road with tires sticking our all over the place you will get hassled by the law.
I never have understood this part of state laws. If a vehicle is in compliance with the laws in which it is registered I would expect that you shouldn't get hassled. After all, other states accept your driver's license as being valid which I would see as the same type of thing...

But regardless of what I think, it is the way it is. I would certainly expect to be harassed with my rig in any state that I would attempt to drive it on the road.
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Old 09-04-2007, 10:44 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I never have understood this part of state laws. If a vehicle is in compliance with the laws in which it is registered I would expect that you shouldn't get hassled. After all, other states accept your driver's license as being valid which I would see as the same type of thing...

But regardless of what I think, it is the way it is. I would certainly expect to be harassed with my rig in any state that I would attempt to drive it on the road.
Supposedly if your vehicle meets the law in the state it's registered in a ticket
for "equipment violation" won't legally stand up if you get written up in another
state for not complying with that state's equipment laws. The reality is that
you'll probably get a ticket and in order to "fight it" you'll have to return to
that state and show up in court. That may turn into a long and expensive
process. They are counting on you not showing up and just paying the fine
so they get the $$$$$$$$$.
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Don't forget the mudflaps also. The SD and City only use that law to pull you over. Then they have you walk to to back on the vehicle to observe you. I have been pulled over a lot there and that is what they told me each time. Yea, I tend to wander around a bit.

They use it to catch the drunks that insist on driving during EJS.

Also DON"T even attempt to B.S. the SD guys. A lot of them are wheelers and know what they are looking at. I had a LONG conversation a few years ago with 5 of them as I was winching a Toyota out of the Colorado. Very nice guys I will add.

Now if UHP pulls you over, you WILL be cited. They will find something.
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