Military Vehicles banned in Michigan on public roads!

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Military Vehicles banned in Michigan on public roads!

Post by RCASSIN » Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:44 am

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Re: Military Vehicles banned in Michigan on public roads!

Post by Ben Dover » Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:21 am

National Guard? That's stretching it.
Where do many of these vehicles come from? That's right, the National Guard.
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Re: Military Vehicles banned in Michigan on public roads!

Post by dpcd67 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:57 pm

It was the release of a few thousand HUMVEES in the last couple of years that tipped the scales against MVs. Michigan is not the only state to ban them.
National Guard should not be allowed to use state roads anyway; they pay no road tax do they?
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Re: Military Vehicles banned in Michigan on public roads!

Post by Chuck Lutz » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:13 pm

If the Guv was truly against banning "vehicles intended for off-road use only" from getting titled/registered then, by that definition alone it would seem that covers tracked vehicles which were, by design strictly "off-road" vehicles. OK, I get that they want them off the highway but they SHOULD still be registered and licensed for use "off-road" in places that allow such activity. Maybe a different color license plate to make it easy for a ranger or LEO to see if they are "legal" to be driven around on your back 40 acres?

Digging deeper into this mess, does the ban cover any "military vehicle" or just those "intended for off-road use only"? That would mean Staff Cars from WWII and WWII jeeps and 1 1/2 ton trucks and 2 1/2 ton trucks basically modified civilian vehicles were taboo. Therefore, any truck that has a gasoline engine or diesel engine, four or six wheels would be banned. That would or should carry over into all modern trucks.

Heck, if WWII jeeps were to be banned as "vehicles intended for off-road use only" then every Wrangler, CJ, etc. which are the descendants of that lil' ol' G-529 are banned as well?

Sounds like either terribly poorly defined legislation if the target was simply a HumVee...and what about those who already have one registered? Will they be immediately be confiscated? Not allowed to re-register or transfer registration or will some sense prevail here and allow those already licensed and registered to be "grandfathered in" for the life of the vehicle? If not that places an undue burden on current owners.

Hey, if they have a seatbelt law, a smog law, a turn signal law, a rear-view mirror law, etc. etc. do they plan to screw those owners of classic vehicles made BEFORE those laws were enacted?
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Re: Military Vehicles banned in Michigan on public roads!

Post by YLG80 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:46 am

Chuck Lutz wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:13 pm
Hey, if they have a seatbelt law, a smog law, a turn signal law, a rear-view mirror law, etc. etc. do they plan to screw those owners of classic vehicles made BEFORE those laws were enacted?
Hmmmm, Ayn Rand thought that this would only happen in the European Socialist Republics :lol:
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