Legislation (H.B. 2664) to approve a regulation allowing off-road vehicles to operate on trails included in the Hatfield-McCoy Recreation Area has been introduced in the West Virginia House. These trails are currently restricted to ATVs, dune buggy-type vehicles (referred to as "utility terrain vehicles" or "UTVs") and motorcycles. Having already been approved by the House Transportation Committee, the bill is currently pending in the Judiciary Committee.
We Urge You to Contact Members of the West Virginia House Judiciary Committee (List Below) Immediately to Request Support for H.B. 2664
- In West Virginia, "off road vehicles" are defined as motor vehicles that do not have low pressure tires and which are constructed, manufactured, or modified for off road driving.
- Under the regulation, licensed off road vehicle operators will be required to keep their registration on them and all operators of off road vehicles must be in possession of a current, valid driver’s license.
- Off-road vehicles must also comply with exhaust noise provisions. SEMA/SAN is currently working with lawmakers to ensure that a proper and fair standard for testing the exhaust noise of off-road vehicles is applied.
DON’T DELAY! Please contact House Judiciary Committee members to request support for H.B. 2664.
Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, please forward this Alert to your fellow car enthusiasts. Urge them to join the SAN and help defend the hobby! Thank you for your assistance.
West Virginia House Judiciary Committee
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