2012 Vermont Statutes
Title 23 Motor Vehicles
Chapter 13 OPERATION OF VEHICLES
§ 1043 Operation of neighborhood electric vehicles; vehicle sales requirements
§ 1043. Operation of neighborhood electric vehicles; vehicle sales requirements
(a) Except as provided in subsections (b) and (c) of this section, the operator of a neighborhood electric vehicle may not operate the vehicle on a highway with a speed limit in excess of 35 miles per hour.
(b) The traffic committee for state highways or the legislative body of a municipality for town highways may prohibit the use of neighborhood electric vehicles on highways under their jurisdiction when deemed to be in the interest of public safety.
(c)(1) The operator of a neighborhood electric vehicle may cross a highway which has a speed limit of 50 miles per hour or less if the crossing begins and ends on a highway authorized for use by these vehicles, and there is an intersection that is controlled by traffic control signals.
(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection, the traffic committee or the legislative body of a municipality may prohibit the operator of a neighborhood electric vehicle from traversing an intersection under their respective jurisdictions when the prohibition is deemed to be in the best interest of public safety. A prohibition shall become effective when appropriate signs giving notice are erected at the crossing.
(d) Rules adopted under the provisions of 10 V.S.A. chapter 23 (air pollution control) shall not include a requirement for delivery or sales of electric vehicles that derive all of their power from batteries. (Added 2003, No. 8, § 3.)
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