Bill to allow off-road vehicles on highways headed to Senate

Off-Highway Vehicles

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – A bill passed a Senate committee Tuesday that would allow off-highway vehicles to operate on state and county roads, identified by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

Occupants would be required to wear a helmet.

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The bill’s sponsor argues some off-highway vehicles are safer than motorcycles.

The off-highway vehicles would have to reach a minimum of 35-miles-per-hour, be registered and insured.

Opponents have concerns for safety because it would allow a vehicle not designed for highway use to be on the highway.

The bill now heads to the Senate.