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Johnson Valley OHV Area Takes Center Stage at 2014 King of the Hammers

Loren Healy took the checkered flag at last week’s King of the Hammers. His personal victory was also an opportunity to celebrate that the world’s most brutal one-day endurance auto race will continue to be staged in Johnson Valley, California. 

EPA Approves California OHV Emissions Rules

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved revised rules issued by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for Off-Highway Recreational Vehicles (OHRVs), including off-road motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs), sometimes called UTVs or side-by-sides.

West Virginia Bill Amends Law to Permit Remote Starters

Legislation to provide that a motor vehicle that has been started by use of a remote starter when the vehicle is locked is not an unattended vehicle and not in violation of the law has been introduced in West Virginia.

West Virginia Bill Would Provide Special Plates for Collector Vehicles

Legislation to provide for the issuance of special plates for use on collector vehicles and allow for the transfer of the special plates temporarily between the collector motor vehicles owned by a collector was introduced in West Virginia.

New Jersey Reintroduces Bill to Expand Use of Historic Vehicles

Legislation that would amend the state’s current law governing historic motor vehicles to permit their use for pleasure driving one day per week has been reintroduced in New Jersey.

Bill to Provide for Single License Plate Introduced in New Jersey

Legislation has been introduced in the New Jersey State Senate to require the issuance of only a single license plate for motor vehicles.

SEMA Street Rod and Custom Vehicle Titling Bill Reintroduced in New Jersey

A version of SEMA-model legislation that would create a vehicle registration classification for street rods and replica custom vehicles and provide for special license plates for these vehicles was reintroduced in the New Jersey Assembly.

Federal Government Set to Issue Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication Rules

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) plans to require installation of vehicle-to-vehicle communications technology in new cars. A wireless chip would allow connected cars to communicate over a special wireless frequency called Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC).

“Right to Repair” Compromise Reached

Major trade organizations representing automakers, independent repair chains and retailers reached an agreement to end a dispute regarding standardized access to onboard diagnostic (OBD) service repair information.

Tennessee Introduces Bills to Exempt Antique Vehicles From Privilege Tax

Identical legislation has been introduced in the Tennessee House and Senate to allow counties to exempt owners of antique motor vehicles from the privilege tax.
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