Fort Scott commission approves trial for UTVs on city streets

Fort Scott City Commissioners signed off Tuesday on a plan to allow UTVs, or utility task vehicles, on city streets for a trial basis.
Fort Scott Police Chief Travis Shelton came before commissioners with a completed draft of an ordinance that will allow operation of UTVs on city streets. Commissioners approved the ordinance, which will take effect Jan. 1, for a 6-month trial and will review the ordinance again after that time period.

Shelton went over some of the highlights of the ordinance with commissioners. The ordinance states that UTVS may be operated on public highways, streets, roads and alleys within the city limits, but no UTV may be operated “upon any public highway, street, road and alley with a posted speed limit in excess of 35 miles per hour upon any interstate highway, federal highway or state highway.”

(Read more: Fort Scott Tribune)