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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-07-2013, 05:48 AM Thread Starter
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A bill in Lansing could open road shoulders along state trunk lines to use by drivers of all-terrain vehicles and off-road vehicles.
The measure could be a plus to the ORV enthusiasts, who would be able to travel more seamlessly on the trails by connecting from one trail segment to another on the shoulder of the road, officials said.
ORV trails are mostly located in northern Michigan.
The bill would allow local governments to request use of state trunkline shoulders in their communities from the state Department of Transportation, but MDOT approval would be needed.
It is intended to boost connectivity and tourism along the state’s ORV trails and routes. This is from June 20, 2013 News Article. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder fully supports the measure. Michigan wants, and needs the revenue!

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A bill in Lansing could open road shoulders along state trunk lines to use by drivers of all-terrain vehicles and off-road vehicles.
The measure could be a plus to the ORV enthusiasts, who would be able to travel more seamlessly on the trails by connecting from one trail segment to another on the shoulder of the road, officials said.
ORV trails are mostly located in northern Michigan.
The bill would allow local governments to request use of state trunkline shoulders in their communities from the state Department of Transportation, but MDOT approval would be needed.
It is intended to boost connectivity and tourism along the state’s ORV trails and routes. This is from June 20, 2013 News Article. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder fully supports the measure. Michigan wants, and needs the revenue!
They could make a lot a revenue off that.

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would be a good thing, until the first death caused by a driver of either type not paying attention ... then they would stop the use I believe.

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I know your situation is different than mine having ORV trails that can generate revenue but here's how it is where I live. The closest ORV trail I could take our Prowler to ride because of it's width is 3 hours away.
We can get permits to drive on any street or highway inside the city limits for a $15 fee per year but we have tractors driving our main highways and side roads throughout the state blocking and slowing traffic. I wish the county would just let us run the gravel roads we could go to most towns and never hit a highway. I've been told to just put a slow moving triangle on back, a 5 gallon bucket with some feed in it and if I get stopped them I'm heading to the farm. I know most city and county cops but not many highway patrol.

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I know your situation is different than mine having ORV trails that can generate revenue but here's how it is where I live. The closest ORV trail I could take our Prowler to ride because of it's width is 3 hours away.
We can get permits to drive on any street or highway inside the city limits for a $15 fee per year but we have tractors driving our main highways and side roads throughout the state blocking and slowing traffic. I wish the county would just let us run the gravel roads we could go to most towns and never hit a highway. I've been told to just put a slow moving triangle on back, a 5 gallon bucket with some feed in it and if I get stopped them I'm heading to the farm. I know most city and county cops but not many highway patrol.
Your not allowed to ride the gravel roads.thats crazy.

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would be a good thing, until the first death caused by a driver of either type not paying attention ... then they would stop the use I believe.
You have a good point Gary,once the death toll started people would be fighting it.here where I live you can ride the gravel roads,or any road with out center lines with out insurance.we have more than average atv deaths also,one of the highest in the U.S. per capitol of people.

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Your not allowed to ride the gravel roads.thats crazy.
I'm sure I could get away with it but it's not legal and I do drive them to go to my brothers house only 6 miles from me.

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I'm sure I could get away with it but it's not legal and I do drive them to go to my brothers house only 6 miles from me.
They wont be able to catch you when you get that new 50'' wildcat in 2014.

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They wont be able to catch you when you get that new 50'' wildcat in 2014.
The more my wife sees RZR's around town the more she wants something with a sporty look. Ya never know what the future might bring but right now I'm sticking with what I have, maybe we need 2

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The more my wife sees RZR's around town the more she wants something with a sporty look. Ya never know what the future might bring but right now I'm sticking with what I have, maybe we need 2
Yea it sound's like with what you do, the prowler would be fine.

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