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I dont get how this can get a street legal license plate and a x3 can't has no seat belts doors half windshield no helmets no googles ?
I would assume it falls under a low HP statue of some kind.
 
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I've always though with all the push for efficient vehicles why California would not loosen the rules on a sxs.

Maybe not as good a fuel economy as a motorcycle but much better than many cars.

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Electric? The people in charge if the PRK loves electric cars! If you convince them an X3 is electric along with the license plate you would you get a sticker for the car pool lane.
 

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get it titled as a assembled title...like a home made dune buggy
may be hard in CA but much easier in other states
 

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I looked into licensing a golf cart years ago - they were limited to 25MPH streets only along with a few other restrictions. Not quite the same as licensing a X3 in AZ...
 

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get it titled as a assembled title...like a home made dune buggy
may be hard in CA but much easier in other states
My neighbor and high school friend used to be a VIN verification officer for the CHP. He's still with CHP. He literally walked into the director for that department in Sacramento HQ and asked how to get my SxS registered for the street as either an assembled unit (they do 500 of those a year, starting Jan 1), OR after just making it "street-legal" and going through a safety verification process.
The short answer is you can't in California, according to the law. And that is because, even if you were to attempt to put it in under an assembled unit or handmade unit, the original vehicle was stamped with an OHV VIN. Because it was created and stamped as an OHV, the law states it can NEVER be put into street-legal use and registered for the road, in California.

there are reports that there is a county in SoCal, somewhere East and rural, where the DMV has been lax with registering those vehicles. Upon scrutiny by a CHP officer with a wild hair up his rear, that registration would be revoked. (I asked about that too)

Stupid? Oh yes.
 
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Same in Canada. You can’t license one for streets and back roads because that would be insane but you can run down a major highway doing 10-15 MPH with this with nothing on it besides an orange triangle while cars are doing 70+ MPH.
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It's California, that whole state is retarded.
 

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And What point would that be? All I heard was complaining about farm equipment being in his way. Bad example…
That he thinks it's whacky an ATV cant be licensed for road use and you can be in trouble for using it on a road under the guise of safety, but a slow moving vehicle of another type can use the roads without issue.
 

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That he thinks it's whacky an ATV cant be licensed for road use and you can be in trouble for using it on a road under the guise of safety, but a slow moving vehicle of another type can use the roads without issue.
And like I said the farm equipment thing is a BAD example. Alternative is you DONT eat but whatever…
 

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That he thinks it's whacky an ATV cant be licensed for road use and you can be in trouble for using it on a road under the guise of safety, but a slow moving vehicle of another type can use the roads without issue.
It's all statistics and liability. How many people wreck farm equipment drinking and driving? Imagine those numbers for SxS riders lol
 
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It's all statistics and liability. How many people wreck farm equipment drinking and driving? Imagine those numbers for SxS riders lol
Are you allowed to drive a tractor without a beer?

According to google data, yes.... many people drive one sober. LOL
During the five years under study, 3.1% (61 of 1971) of on-road farm equipment crashes involved an alcohol-impaired driver. One in twenty (5.6%) injury crashes and one in six (17.8%) fatality crashes involved an alcohol-impaired driver. The non-farm equipment driver was significantly more likely to be alcohol-impaired than the farm equipment driver (2.4% versus 1.1% respectively, p=0.0012). After controlling for covariates, crashes involving an alcohol-impaired driver had 3.94 (95% CI: 2.14–7.25) times the odds of an injury or fatality. In addition, the non-farm vehicle driver was at 2.49 (95% CI: 2.06–3.01) times higher odds of an injury or fatality than the farm vehicle driver. No differences in rurality of the crash site were found in the multivariable model.
 

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Are you allowed to drive a tractor without a beer?

According to google data, yes.... many people drive one sober. LOL
During the five years under study, 3.1% (61 of 1971) of on-road farm equipment crashes involved an alcohol-impaired driver. One in twenty (5.6%) injury crashes and one in six (17.8%) fatality crashes involved an alcohol-impaired driver. The non-farm equipment driver was significantly more likely to be alcohol-impaired than the farm equipment driver (2.4% versus 1.1% respectively, p=0.0012). After controlling for covariates, crashes involving an alcohol-impaired driver had 3.94 (95% CI: 2.14–7.25) times the odds of an injury or fatality. In addition, the non-farm vehicle driver was at 2.49 (95% CI: 2.06–3.01) times higher odds of an injury or fatality than the farm vehicle driver. No differences in rurality of the crash site were found in the multivariable model.
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Right so drunk drivers crash into farm equipment sometimes. Drunk drivers driving cars that is. Not really a relevant study for the dangers posed by allowing farm equipment to use the roads temporarily to switch farms. That isn't at all the same as driving your combine to dinner or the mall or just to cruise around, which is what street legal side by sides would be doing.

In many states you can already "cross a road if you have to" on a SxS, which is basically all the "slow moving triangle" vehicles can do anyway.

The logistics of making them road vehicles isn't comparable to farm stuff, they wouldn't be at all used in the same ways or roads or frequencies. That's the kind of thing law makers take into account, plus how much revenue is generated and public outcry if something bad happens. A death from a farm vehicle would be portrayed as a "tragic accident" where a death from a "dune buggy off road unnecessary dangerous toy" would be portrayed as "avoidable murder". Life ain't fair.

That's why the gov has the NHTSA and a million tests and ratings and blah blah blah, they're trying to corral 50 million idiots looking at their phones and thinking 2 beers is no big deal. It's all a numbers game. Are DOT tires really any more safe if you're driving 35mph to get an ice cream cone? Does a DOT rating or stamp prevent any single bad thing from happening? Probably not, but it's just one of many controls they put in place to shift the numbers in the right direction.
 
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