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JDRM November 15th, 2013 08:34 AM

Re: Street Legal in Nevada
 
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Originally Posted by fdog (Post 1542278)
DMV. I'm not sure if it's on-line, but you can peruse the maps in person at the DMV HQ in CC. I've done it before.

All the best, James

I reside in Southern Lyon County and have seen sand rails with licence plates so should be no big deal for UTV's

JDRM November 15th, 2013 09:12 AM

Re: Street Legal in Nevada
 
This Craig's List ad Street Legal Quad list a quad as street legal. If true then it can be done. By looking at it RZR's are more street legal than the quad. We just need to find the DMV person he talked to.

At that price I'll take two! :rofl3:

fdog November 15th, 2013 10:42 AM

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First of all, a big thank you to Crashbot2001, without their point I wouldn't have known about this.

Something that had always been represented to me was the ability to travel on the road for no more than 2 miles, to link trails. Thanks to the research from this thread, I found it: NRS 490.110 2.(b).

If you want to go more than that, then you need to register it. If you want to travel for long distances on (un)paved county roads, you need to register it.

For that registration, attached is a Word document with all the applicable regulations I could find.


Here's my checklist for next Tuesday at the DMV:
  • RZR equipped with:
    2 seats abreast
    Additional 2 seats (or) truck bed
    Headlamp
    Taillight
    Stop light
    Rear red reflector
    Operational muffler
  • Registered as OHV
  • Titled as OHV
  • Insurance with BIPD 15/30/10
  • Registration fee of $30
  • Lots of patience

Wish me luck!


All the best, James

eshimits November 15th, 2013 01:06 PM

Re: Street Legal in Nevada
 
Best of luck! Let us know how it turns out! Are you taking your RZR do the DMV for inspection?

fdog November 15th, 2013 05:28 PM

Update!
 
Sooner than expected, an update.

Soooo...having a bit of time available today, I gathered up all my documents and went down to the DMV main office in Reno.

What paved the way was carrying a printed copy of the NRS.

I was there for about an hour and a half. Thirty minutes were spent waiting in line, the rest were while seated at the counter while several of the nice folks there rushed about with looks of consternation. Apparently, they made lots of phone calls, and eventually talked with someone placed above both the DMV and OHV.

Here's what I learned:
  • Yes, it's the law. Has been since May 27th, 2013.
  • Yes, we've correctly interpreted the privileges that will be granted.
  • No, they (DMV) don't have any way to implement it.
  • OHV Nevada (the Nevada Commission on Off-Highway Vehicles) will be the administrator of this set of law(s).
  • OHV claims they will have something in place in "a couple of months" to register us. (no, I don't believe it either)
  • They plan on a "small little sticker" that shows you're appropriately registered to drive on the road.
  • It will be announced on the web site when active.
  • If you want to get more details, use the number 775.684.4381. A real person will eventually answer.


Sooo...that's what I found out. Personally, I will be amazed if they get this out by this time next year, if the OHV office's track record stands. And a "small sticker"?!? Riiiiiight.

I also asked for advice, and was chatted to by a very nice NHP rep. He said that what he'd do is carry a complete copy of all the NRS's that we can't use (like I placed in a previous post), as well as the insurance card for your RZR, and your current OHV registration... this shows compliance with NRS 490. Be nice to whoever pulls you over, and explain the law grants you the privilege, but you don't have tags because of bureaucracy. You'll probably get off if you're polite. A challenge in court will likely overturn any ticket anyway although the time spent will be a PITA.

Or, limit yourself to 2 miles. Carry the NRS for that, too.

Hope this helps!


All the best, James

eshimits November 15th, 2013 06:31 PM

Re: Street Legal in Nevada
 
I had I feeling it wouldn't be all that easy. Where can I find out which roads qualify to drive on?

RZRYLD November 15th, 2013 06:48 PM

Re: Street Legal in Nevada
 
Thank you for all of the information this is awesome. I will be one that try it... Thank you again.

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crashbot2001 November 16th, 2013 07:26 AM

Re: Street Legal in Nevada
 
Fdog, thanks for posting your experience with this!

I figured no one at DMV would have any idea about any of this stuff.

JDRM November 16th, 2013 08:26 AM

Re: Street Legal in Nevada
 
Fdog, thanks.

When I get back home I'll be going to my local DMV and try to register. I'm expecting the same answers you received; however, if enough people try this it might help in getting the new law implemented. Also, I plan to write a polite letter to the OHV department asking about this and send email too.

Thanks for paving the way on this.

fdog November 16th, 2013 09:04 AM

Re: Street Legal in Nevada
 
Thanks guys. Just following crashbot2001's lead :pint:


After some digging, it appears that OHV, in actuality, is a section of the DMV. That's odd, because when reading their web site, it sounds like they are a wholly separate department.

They certainly don't advertise this, it only shows up accidentally (like at the bottom of this web page).

...I, too will send off some letters. Maybe it will help.


All the best, James

Bigedmond November 20th, 2013 10:11 PM

Re: Street Legal in Nevada
 
Looks like you found the info crashbot. I have been searching for it about 5 months when i was told about it. Glad I mentioned it to you.

Also part of the change in the law is the actually OHV sticker size. No longer going to be huge like it currently is. They are suppose to shrink to 3"x3".

fdog November 22nd, 2013 05:37 PM

Re: Street Legal in Nevada
 
Update

Just heard from some friends that live in Ely, apparently the DMV office there is issuing plates! Both ATV's and UTV's. I'll look into this Monday and report back. If true I sense a road trip in my future...


All the best, James

fdog November 22nd, 2013 05:47 PM

Re: Street Legal in Nevada
 
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Originally Posted by Bigedmond (Post 1548362)
Looks like you found the info crashbot. I have been searching for it about 5 months when i was told about it. Glad I mentioned it to you.
Also part of the change in the law is the actually OHV sticker size. No longer going to be huge like it currently is. They are suppose to shrink to 3"x3".

One of the guys we launch rockets with, works for the state. He got sucked into the OHV sticker size debacle when it started.

His words? The OHV sticker started out with lots of feedback, some dealers, Fish & Game (who wanted a huge one, so they could ID you from a distance), some state employees who owned ATV/UTV's, etc. They couldn't come to a consensus, so it got left up to a secretary who split a piece of paper in half and used Word to compose what we have now.

I know NRS 490.083 says "at least 3" x 3.5" ", but, the current sticker is "at least" this size. At a launch last month he said the feedback for the sticker size has been horrible, however he's seen nothing that tells him the size or design will change.

<shrugs> it is what it is.


All the best, James

crashbot2001 November 22nd, 2013 05:53 PM

Re: Street Legal in Nevada
 
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Originally Posted by fdog (Post 1550259)
Update

Just heard from some friends that live in Ely, apparently the DMV office there is issuing plates! Both ATV's and UTV's. I'll look into this Monday and report back. If true I sense a road trip in my future...


All the best, James

Can't wait to hear what you find. Ely is a hell of a road trip though....

I have a 2 seater, so Im wanting to try to stretch the definition of "truck bed"

If you could, please feel them out on their interpretation of this portion when you are there, if you do go.

fdog November 22nd, 2013 05:56 PM

Re: Street Legal in Nevada
 
Absolutely, I'll let you know. Ours is a 2-seater also.

"Truck bed"....hey, I use our RZR to haul stuff! Honest!


All the best, James


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