Can You Make Your Fuel-Efficient Transportation Street Legal?

Gasoline prices have stabilized this year around $2.60-a-gallon in Wyoming. This is a far cry from the $4.00-a-gallon seen just over a year ago but it’s still high enough to make us keep looking for alternate transportation. Several automakers are developing electrically powered vehicles. In some areas consumers are taking steps to move away from gasoline dependence on their own. Golf carts and similar vehicles are being used for neighborhood excursions. Sheridan County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Rogers tells us what it takes to make a multipurpose vehicle street legal.

There are several other steps that must be taken before driving a multipurpose vehicle. Multipurpose vehicles include any vehicle other than a car, truck, or motorcycle. They must be titled, licensed, and insured before hitting the public streets. If the vehicle’s top speed is less than 15 miles per hour there is one more requirement.

As technology improves for these vehicles, we could see more and more of them on our streets. Anyone with questions about their vehicle is encouraged to call the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office at 672-3455 or the Sheridan Police Department at 672-2413.

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