Allred - Daily Herald
Lehi, UT - Granny can zip around Lehi City legally in a
utility-type vehicle to get groceries and go to the senior center and elected
officials will no longer be skirting around the law when they drive their golf
carts in the Round-Up Parades.
The Lehi City Council fixed all that when it approved a new
ordinance presented by Lehi police on July 10 permitting street legal
all-terrain vehicles and UTVs within city limits except on major corridors
having more than two lanes such as Main Street, Pioneer Crossing, Timpanogos
Highway, 2100 North and Redwood Road.
Drivers of UTVs can cross those major thoroughfares at
intersections but would not be allowed to navigate destinations on those roads.
"Right now we have people using them in the streets anyways,
so this makes it legal," Councilwoman Kay Collins said.
Collins said she would have to see what she needed to do to
soup up her UTV to drive it legally.
"I have a golf cart that is almost street legal. It's
the one we use in the parades," she said. "My husband bought
And then she giggles.
Will Collins be using the cart to run to school or to get
"No, no, no, no, no," Collins said. "Although
it would be nice to go to the Grace house and get cakes and things from Sister
Grace. It would be nice be able to run around the neighborhood in it but right
now I think they do need blinkers and things."
Councilman Johnny Revill said he has a couple of neighbors
who have ATVs that they use mostly for recreation but others use them on farms
and ranches or for business. He said he doesn't want residents to confuse ATVs
such as four-wheelers as being legal now on the streets of Lehi.
"It's a street-safe vehicle, it's not ATV, it's a
UTV," Revill said. "There are Kawasaki Mules, Polaris RZR, things
like that, so they are all-terrain vehicles but they can street legalize them
with lights, roll bars doors."
More on the new ordinance can be found online at www.lehicity.com.