Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Low Speed Vehicle Bill One Step Away From Becoming Law

House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr., today announced House Bill 5113, relative to the operation of low speed vehicles is now on Governor Patrick’s desk, awaiting his approval.

Once signed into law, the use of popular low and medium speed vehicles, as well as three-wheeled motorcycles will be enhanced. Currently, these vehicles are banned on all roadways in the Commonwealth. However, this bill will allow for those vehicles to be operated on certain roads under speed limit guidelines.

“These vehicles are tremendously fuel efficient and safe for the environment,” said Representative Jones. “Encouraging people to seek out these vehicles, which tend to be electric, will only contribute to our efforts to reduce our dependence on oil.”

Additionally, the drivers of these vehicles will follow the same registration and licensing requirements as those drivers who operate regular vehicles.