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Article 48A - NY Vehicle and Traffic Law

REGISTRATION OF LIMITED USE VEHICLES

Section Description
2260General provisions.
2261Registration.
2262Limitations on registrations.
2263Revocation and suspension.
2264Display of registration number plate or plates.
2265Equipment, inspection and insurance.
2267Dealers and manufacturers.
2268Motor-assisted vehicle.
2269Exemptions.
2270Rules and regulations.
S 2260. General  provisions.  Except  as  otherwise expressly provided
  herein, all of the provisions of this chapter shall apply to  a  limited
  use  vehicle in the same manner as if such vehicle was not a limited use
  vehicle.

  S 2261.  Registration.  1.  Except  as  hereinafter provided, no person
  shall operate any limited use vehicle on  a  public  highway  or  street
  within this state unless such limited use vehicle has been registered in
  accordance with the provisions of this article, and the registration for
  such   limited  use  vehicle  is  in  full  force  and  effect  and  the
  registration  number  plate  or  plates  are  displayed  as  hereinafter
  provided.
    2. A certificate of registration issued pursuant to this article shall
  indicate  that the registration is limited to use as provided in section
  twenty-two  hundred  sixty-two  of  this  chapter.  No  application  for
  registration  shall be accepted unless the applicant is at least sixteen
  years of age.
    3. Fees. (a) The fees for the registration, renewal, reregistration or
  amendment or duplicate of a registration of  a  limited  use  automobile
  shall  be  the  same fees as if such vehicle were registered pursuant to
  section four hundred one of this chapter.
    (b) The annual fee for the registration,  renewal,  reregistration  or
  amendment  or  duplicate  of  a registration of a limited use motorcycle
  shall be six dollars and twenty-five cents. Any such  registration  will
  commence and expire on dates to be determined by the commissioner. A fee
  for  a  registration for periods of more or less than one year shall not
  be prorated.
    4. Carrying certificate. Every person operating a limited use  vehicle
  registered  in  accordance  with  any of the provisions of this article,
  shall, upon the demand of any magistrate, police officer, peace officer,
  when acting pursuant to his special duties,  or  motor  vehicle  hearing
  officer  produce for inspection the certificate of registration for such
  limited use vehicle and shall furnish to  such  person  any  information
  necessary  for  the  identification  of such limited use vehicle and its
  owner. The  failure  to  produce  the  certificate  of  registration  as
  provided  herein  shall  not  be  an  offense,  but shall be presumptive
  evidence of operating a limited use vehicle which is not  registered  as
  required by this article.
    5.  Out-of-state  limited  use  vehicle registration. The registration
  provisions of this article shall not apply to  a  non-resident  who  has
  registered  his  limited use vehicle in compliance with the registration
  or licensing laws of the state, province or country  of  his  residence,
  provided  that  the limited use vehicle so registered in accordance with
  the laws of the state, province or country of residence of such owner is
  appropriately identified by an identification plate,  sticker  or  other
  identifying device issued by such state, province or country.

  S 2262. Limitations  on  registrations.  1. A registration issued to a
  class B or class C limited  use  motorcycle  shall  be  valid  only  for
  operation  on  public  highways  in  the  right  hand lane available for
  traffic or upon a usable shoulder on the right side of the highway.  The
  limitation  with  respect  to operation in the right hand lane or upon a
  usable shoulder shall not apply when preparing for a  left  turn  at  an
  intersection or into or from a private road or driveway.
    2.  Notwithstanding  the  foregoing  provisions  of  this  section,  a
  registration issued pursuant to this article  shall  not  be  valid  for
  operation  on  any  public  highway  in  violation of any state or local
  ordinance, law, rule or regulation enacted or  promulgated  pursuant  to
  the  provisions of Title VIII of this chapter prohibiting or restricting
  the use of limited use vehicles, nor on any  controlled  access  highway
  other  than on a bridge or tunnel or other portion of such highway which
  is specifically designated for  use  by  limited  use  vehicles  by  the
  authority having jurisdiction over such bridge or tunnel or highway.
    3.  No  person shall operate a limited use vehicle on a public highway
  where such operation is not permitted in accordance with the  provisions
  of this section.
    4. No person shall operate a low speed vehicle on any public highway:
    (a)  with  a  speed  limit  in  excess  of thirty-five miles per hour,
  provided that the provisions of this paragraph shall  not  prohibit  the
  crossing of a public highway with a speed limit in excess of thirty-five
  miles per hour where such highway intersects with a highway with a speed
  limit of thirty-five miles per hour or less; or
    (b)  which, in the interest of public safety, a local authority or the
  department of transportation has prohibited low speed vehicles.

    S 2263. Revocation  and  suspension.  In  addition  to  revocation  or
  suspension of a registration pursuant to any  other  provision  of  this
  chapter,  all  registrations  issued  to  a  registrant pursuant to this
  article may be revoked where the holder is  convicted  of  a  second  or
  subsequent  violation  committed  within  a  period  of twelve months of
  subdivision three  of  section  twenty-two  hundred  sixty-two  of  this
  chapter.  Where  a revocation is issued pursuant to this section, no new
  limited use vehicle registration shall be issued to such  person  for  a
  period of one year from the date of such revocation.

 S 2264. Display  of  registration  number  plate  or  plates.  1.  The
  registration number plate or plates assigned to a  limited  use  vehicle
  shall  be displayed on the vehicle at all times such vehicle is operated
  on the public highways in  such  manner  as  the  commissioner  may,  be
  regulation,  prescribe. One registration number plate shall be issued by
  the commissioner for a limited use motorcycle. One or  two  registration
  number plates, as determined by the commissioner, shall be issued by the
  commissioner  for  a  limited  use  automobile. No number other than the
  registration number plate assigned to  a  limited  use  vehicle  by  the
  commissioner, or the identification number of the registration issued by
  another  state  shall  be  painted, attached or otherwise displayed on a
  limited use vehicle when such vehicle is  being  operated  on  a  public
  highway.  Nothing  herein  shall  prohibit  the  display  of  a  vehicle
  identification number plate or number affixed by the manufacturer or his
  agent in accordance with section twenty-two hundred sixty-seven of  this
  chapter.
    2. Dealer demonstrator number plates shall conform to the requirements
  set  forth  in  subdivision  one of this section with the exception that
  such number plates may be temporarily but firmly affixed to the  limited
  use vehicle being demonstrated or tested.
    3.  The  use  of dealer demonstrator number plates shall be subject to
  the provisions of sections four hundred fifteen and four hundred sixteen
  of this chapter.
    4. No dealer shall permit a dealer demonstrator  number  plate  to  be
  used  on  any vehicle unless such vehicle would qualify for the issuance
  of such a number plate when registered.

    S 2265. Equipment,  inspection  and  insurance. 1. Equipment.   Unless
  otherwise prescribed by regulation of the commissioner,  a  limited  use
  automobile  shall  be  subject  to  the  equipment  requirements of this
  chapter which are  applicable  to  a  passenger  motor  vehicle.  Unless
  otherwise  prescribed  by  regulation of the commissioner, a limited use
  motorcycle shall be subject to  the  equipment  requirements  which  are
  applicable  to  a motorcycle.   The operator of a limited use motorcycle
  shall be subject to the requirements of subdivisions six  and  seven  of
  section  three  hundred  eighty-one  of  this  chapter,  except that the
  requirements of subdivisions six and  seven  of  section  three  hundred
  eighty-one  of this chapter shall not be applicable to the operator of a
  class C limited use motorcycle. The  commissioner  may,  by  regulation,
  provide  for  different  equipment requirements for different classes of
  limited use motorcycles.  As far as practicable,  such  regulations,  if
  promulgated  by the commissioner, shall be consistent with federal motor
  vehicle safety standards established for  similar  vehicles.  No  person
  shall operate a limited use vehicle on the public highways of this state
  in   violation   of  the  provisions  of  this  section  or  regulations
  promulgated by the commissioner thereunder.
    2. Inspection. (a) Limited use automobiles and  class  A  limited  use
  motorcycles  shall  be subject to the inspection requirements of article
  five of this chapter. The commissioner may, by regulation,  provide  for
  different  inspection  procedures  for  different  types  of limited use
  automobiles.
    (b) Class B and class C limited use motorcycles shall be  exempt  from
  any inspection requirements.
    3.  Insurance. The provisions of articles six, seven and eight of this
  chapter shall be applicable to limited use  vehicles,  except  that  the
  provisions  of  article  six  of this chapter shall not apply to class C
  limited use motorcycles.

  S 2267. Dealers  and  manufacturers.  1. No person shall engage in the
  business of selling limited use vehicles unless there  shall  have  been
  issued  to  him  a  dealer  registration in accordance with section four
  hundred fifteen of this chapter. The commissioner  may,  by  regulation,
  provide  for  identification  of  dealers  as  dealers  in  limited  use
  vehicles, and he shall make provision for the  issuance  of  appropriate
  dealer demonstrator number plates to such dealers.
    2.  No dealer shall acquire any limited use vehicle for the purpose of
  resale for use on the public highways  within  this  state  unless  such
  limited  use  vehicle  has a vehicle identification number in a form and
  manner acceptable to the commissioner permanently affixed to  the  frame
  by the manufacturer or authorized agent of the manufacturer.
    3.  The  commissioner  may  prescribe, by regulation, procedures to be
  followed by  dealers  with  respect  to  record  keeping  and  documents
  required  upon  the  sale of a limited use vehicle, and procedures to be
  followed by manufacturers with respect to the assignment and affixing of
  vehicle identification numbers.

  S 2268. Motor-assisted vehicle. Notwithstanding any other provision of
  this  chapter,  a vehicle which is primarily designed to be propelled by
  human power shall not be entitled  to  registration  as  a  limited  use
  vehicle  because  of  the  addition  of  a motor. The commissioner shall
  determine whether any vehicle is primarily designed to be  propelled  by
  human power.

  S 2269. Exemptions.  1.  Fire  and police vehicles are exempt from the
  provisions of this article, except that the operator of such  a  vehicle
  shall be required to be licensed as provided in article nineteen of this
  chapter.
    2.  Any  limited use vehicle registered pursuant to this article which
  would be exempt from the payment of registration fees  if  such  vehicle
  were  to  be registered pursuant to title four of this chapter, shall be
  exempt from the payment of registration fees under this article.

 S 2270. Rules and regulations. The commissioner is hereby empowered to
  make  such  rules  and regulations as he may deem necessary to carry out
  the provisions of this article, including procedures with respect to the
  certification of maximum performance speed of limited use vehicles.

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