After considering public input and other information gathered by commissioners, the City Commission voted to temporarily allow operation of ORV’s within city limits. The wording reads: “Snowmobiles, off-road vehicles and golf carts may be operated in the City of Scottville when traveling the most direct route to gain access to fueling, dining, lodging or returning to their home base.”
All other Michigan laws regarding ORV’s must be followed and that information can be found within Public Act 240 of 2008. Some of the highlights of that law are:
1. No drivers under 12 are allowed.
2. Drivers 12-16 must have their ORV Safety Certificate on-board plus an adult who also has their Michigan Driver’s license on board.
3. Drivers 16+ must carry their Michigan driver’s license on-board.
4. A current annual ORV license sticker must be mounted on the back of the vehicle.
5. Headlights and taillights must be on, day or night.
6. Maximum speed limit is 25 mph (unless lower speeds are posted).
7. Drive with the traffic flow on the far right side of the street.
8. Drive single file and do not interfere with regular traffic.
9. If your ORV or golf cart does not have an approved roll bar, helmets and safety glasses are required.
10. You cannot drive your ORV or golf cart on US 10/State Street. You are permitted to directly cross the street, but you must stay on city streets only.
11. No person shall operate an ORV between the hours of 11 pm and 6 am.
12. ORV’s must stay on the paved portion of the street. They cannot be ridden on private property.