ROVs now officially allowed on Garden City streets

Correcting an oversight, the Garden City Commission on Tuesday approved a modification to city traffic ordinances that allow certain utility vehicles to operate on city streets.

In 2013, the city approved an ordinance authorizing the operation of Micro Utility Trucks on city streets. Police Chief Michael Utz said the intent was to also include recreational off-highway vehicles, but they were inadvertently left out of the ordinance at the time.

Utz said the issue came to the police department’s attention when a question arose about the type of tires ROVs could have. Staff learned while doing research that ROVs weren’t included in the ordinance.

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