Should Military Vehicles Be Allowed on Michigan Roads
I'm trying to picture this in my head, actual Humvees cruising down Michigan roads on a beautiful spring or summer day. Could this actually happen?
According to the Lansing State Journal, we might get the chance. Military surplus vehicles could become street legal in Michigan if politicians support a package of bills moving through the state legislature.
Apparently, veterans who want to drive the old military vehicles raises red flags for the Secretary of State, the office charged with regulating driving in Michigan.
The vehicles are not designed for general drivers safety and don't meet safety or emission standards.
Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is opposed to the bills.
Military vehicles already are driven on Michigan roads by active service members. You can drive an original Model T with virtually no safety features at all down the road every day if you wanted to.
If you want to drive a 1985 Army Humvee with seat belts and things like that you wouldn't be allowed. Some say that it's a little bit ridiculous.
Senate Bills 344-346 would amend the Michigan vehicle Code to allow military surplus vehicles for use in parades, events and general transportation.