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Old 10-12-2008, 12:16 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 10-12-2008, 12:36 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Well we're getting there, maybe they will hold a hearing even if there isn't a winning vote of interest.

The key with the law here is the word "may"

I am curious I thought federal law said all federally approved NEVS (not go karts and retroed golf carts) are to be allowed on streets uner 35mph. I am curious why doesn't federal law trump locals on this matter?
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Old 10-12-2008, 06:55 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I am curious I thought federal law said all federally approved NEVS (not go karts and retroed golf carts) are to be allowed on streets uner 35mph. I am curious why doesn't federal law trump locals on this matter?
Don't know which federal law you're referring to, but if federal funds were used to build/maintain the roads in question, federal law probably would trump local regulation.
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Well we're getting there, maybe they will hold a hearing even if there isn't a winning vote of interest.

The key with the law here is the word "may"

I am curious I thought federal law said all federally approved NEVS (not go karts and retroed golf carts) are to be allowed on streets uner 35mph. I am curious why doesn't federal law trump locals on this matter?
Will there be a town hall meeting on the subject? Go and fight the power (and videotape it!)
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Old 10-14-2008, 01:23 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Will there be a town hall meeting on the subject? Go and fight the power (and videotape it!)
Wait and see, the votes are about even. I don't know if the board is willing or not. If they do I will have to take off work to go.

My father said he is going to go in to ***** during business hours this week because of the flaws in the poll and bring up that a moped can drive in those areas, why is a moped safer than our 2500lb steel van?
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Old 10-14-2008, 02:01 AM   #18 (permalink)
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While you may already have this info, here it a link to the WIS DOT page regarding NEVs - (looks a bit outdated...)
http://on.dot.wi.gov/wisdotresearch/...lecvehicle.pdf

Here it the text from another page regarding registration of NEVs -

When operated on public roads, an NEV must be:

* titled and registered through the Department of Transportation (WisDOT), Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
* operated by a licensed driver, and
* operated only on local roads specifically approved for NEV operation by local ordinance

Operation on local roads

NEVs may be operated on local roads that have a speed limit of 35 miles per hour or less, provided the municipality that has maintains the road has passed an ordinance allowing NEV operation on those specific routes. Contact your local government for additional information on routes.


Bizarre. I suppose by this logic they could outlaw any vehicle... Could a road be 'specifically disapproved' for other vehicle types (heavy vehicles just cause too much road damage, some people might be scared by a motorcycle, Explorers might roll over on a 35 mph curve, etc.) Maybe you could get them on the typo "... the municipality that has maintains the road has passed..."
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