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8 LONG TITLE
9 Committee Note:
10 The Transportation Interim Committee recommended this bill.
11 General Description:
12 This bill modifies the Off-Highway Vehicles Code by amending provisions relating to
13 off-highway vehicle equipment requirements.
14 Highlighted Provisions:
15 This bill:
16 . provides that a safety flag may be attached to the protective headgear of a person
17 operating an off-highway vehicle rather than attaching the safety flag to the
18 off-highway vehicle as required when operating on certain sand dunes.
19 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
21 Other Special Clauses:
23 Utah Code Sections Affected:
25 41-22-10.7, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
27 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
28 Section 1. Section 41-22-10.7 is amended to read:
29 41-22-10.7. Vehicle equipment requirements -- Rulemaking -- Exceptions.
30 (1) Except as provided under Subsection (3), an off-highway vehicle shall be equipped
32 (a) brakes adequate to control the movement of and to stop and hold the vehicle under
33 normal operating conditions;
34 (b) headlights and taillights when operated between sunset and sunrise;
35 (c) a noise control device and except for a snowmobile, a spark arrestor device; and
36 (d) a safety flag, red or orange in color and a minimum of six by 12 inches, attached to
37 the off-highway vehicle at least eight feet above the surface of level ground[
38 protective headgear of a person operating the off-highway vehicle at least 18 inches above the
39 top of the person's head, when operated on sand dunes designated by the board.
40 (2) In accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, the
41 board may make rules which set standards for the equipment and which designate sand dunes
42 where safety flags are required under Subsection (1).
43 (3) An off-highway implement of husbandry used only in agricultural operations and
44 not operated on a highway, is exempt from the provisions of this section.
Legislative Review Note
as of 11-18-09 4:47 PM