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Kei Truck Legal States 2023

Kei Truck Legal States 2023

Kei Truck Legal States 2023

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Kei Truck Legality
Kei Truck Speed Limit
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AlabamaLegal25 mphKei trucks are allowed on any road except for interstate highways. Additionally, trucks must be able to reach a minimum of 25 mph.
AlaskaNo recorded lawAlaska has no recorded state laws pertaining to the legality of kei trucks. Use of kei trucks is common, but may be prohibited by local laws. As such, owners are advised to check with local laws for guidelines on kei truck use.
ArizonaNo recorded lawArizona has no recorded state laws pertaining to the legality of kei trucks. Use of kei trucks is common, but may be prohibited by local laws. As such, owners are advised to check with local laws for guidelines on kei truck use.
ArkansasLegal55 mphKei trucks are allowed on roads where the speed limit does not exceed 55 mph. This excludes highways and controlled access highways. Also, all vehicles must be registered exclusively for farm and agricultural purposes.
CaliforniaLegalAny kei vehicle may be used on natural islands with an area in excess of 20,000 acres with the county having a population in excess of 4 million persons. Most generations of kei trucks gain access within these parameters. However, prohibited on roads with speed limit above 55 mph. Also, autoette vehicles (those with 3 wheels) are not allowed within the state of California.
ColoradoNo recorded lawColorado has no recorded state laws pertaining to the legality of kei trucks. Use of kei trucks is common, but may be prohibited by local laws. As such, owners are advised to check with local laws for guidelines on kei truck use.
ConnecticutNo recorded lawConnecticut has no recorded state laws pertaining to the legality of kei trucks. Use of kei trucks is common, but may be prohibited by local laws. As such, owners are advised to check with local laws for guidelines on kei truck use.
DelawareNo recorded lawDelaware has no recorded state laws pertaining to the legality of kei trucks. Use of kei trucks is common, but may be prohibited by local laws. As such, owners are advised to check with local laws for guidelines on kei truck use.
FloridaLegal35 mphKei trucks are allowed on some roads. However, the speed limitations must be 35mph or less. Owners must register vehicles as a mini truck. County-level guidelines determine whether the kei truck needs to be registered as an off-road vehicle or as a recreational vehicle.
GeorgiaLegalKei trucks are legal in Georgia for agricultural and farm purposes only. Vehicles more than 25 years old can be registered as a classic vehicle and used on-road. Additionally, limitations based upon speed regulations may exist. Check with local zoning for requirements and restrictions.
HawaiiNo recorded lawHawaii has no recorded state laws pertaining to the legality of kei trucks. Use of kei trucks is common, but may be prohibited by local laws. As such, owners are advised to check with local laws for guidelines on kei truck use.
IdahoLegalIdaho allows local authorities to regulate the use of kei vehicles. As such, owners should consult with county-level authorities prior to purchase and operation of a kei truck. There is also a statewide limit on the vehicle limiting Kei Trucks that are utility type vehicles. No UTVs.
IllinoisLegal25 mphKei trucks are allowed on roads with speed limits of 35mph unless local ordinances restrict such use. Also, when operated in a residential neighborhood the speed limit cannot exceed 25 mph. Typically, older generation kei trucks are ideal for Illinois as the engines for the vehicles tend to have a 356cc engine. These engines produce less hp than that of newer vehicles. Additionally, there may be exemptions to the older vehicles.
IndianaNo recorded lawIndiana has no recorded state laws pertaining to the legality of kei trucks. Use of kei trucks is common, but may be prohibited by local laws. As such, owners are advised to check with local laws for guidelines on kei truck use.
IowaNo recorded lawIowa has no recorded state laws pertaining to the legality of kei trucks. Use of kei trucks is common, but may be prohibited by local laws. As such, owners are advised to check with local laws for guidelines on kei truck use.
KansasLegalKei trucks are allowed on public roads and within corporate city limits unless restricted by local ordinances. However, kei trucks are prohibited on interstates and any major highways controlled by either the state or federal government. Throughout the state, there is a no UTV ordinance on kei trucks.
KentuckyLegalKei truck legality in Kentucky is based solely upon local ordinances. As such, owners are advised to check with local laws for guidelines on kei truck use.
LouisianaIllegal55 mphRoads that have a speed limit of 55mph or less allow kei trucks and other mini vehicles. However, kei trucks are prohibited on federal or state highways, divided highways, and partially controlled roadways.
MaineLegal25 mphKei trucks are permitted on roads where the speed limit is less than 35 mph and the overall speed of the vehicle is less than 25mph. This limits the use of the vehicle to primarily residential areas. Kei trucks are not permitted on highways or interstates.
MarylandNo recorded lawMaryland has no recorded state laws pertaining to the legality of kei trucks. Use of kei trucks is common, but may be prohibited by local laws. As such, owners are advised to check with local laws for guidelines on kei truck use.
MassachusettsNo recorded lawMassachusetts has no recorded state laws pertaining to the legality of kei trucks. Use of kei trucks is common, but may be prohibited by local laws. As such, owners are advised to check with local laws for guidelines on kei truck use.
MichiganNo recorded lawMichigan has no recorded state laws pertaining to the legality of kei trucks. Use of kei trucks is common, but may be prohibited by local laws. As such, owners are advised to check with local laws for guidelines on kei truck use.
MinnesotaLegalThe legality of kei vehicles in Minnesota is based solely upon the local ordinances. As such, owners are advised to check with local laws for guidelines on kei truck use.
MississippiNo recorded lawMississippi has no recorded state laws pertaining to the legality of kei trucks. Use of kei trucks is common, but may be prohibited by local laws. As such, owners are advised to check with local laws for guidelines on kei truck use.
MissouriLegal45 mphLocal ordinances dictate where kei trucks may be used. However, Missouri state ordinances limit the speed of the kei trucks to no more than 45mph. Missouri does not allow vehicles to be registered as miniature utility vehicles, which may limit the use of modern kei vehicles. Potential owners should check the overall hp output of any intended imports before purchase.
MontanaNo recorded lawMontana has no recorded state laws pertaining to the legality of kei trucks. Use of kei trucks is common, but may be prohibited by local laws. As such, owners are advised to check with local laws for guidelines on kei truck use.
NebraskaIllegalMiniature vehicles are permitted in Nebraska, but kei trucks are prohibited. Miniature vehicles may use all roads except major highways, interstates, freeways and expressways. Local authorities may offer guidance as to whether a particular vehicle would qualify as a kei truck or as a mini vehicle. Allowances exist for kei vans and campers if they are not conversions from a kei truck.
New HampshireLegalKei trucks in New Hampshire are confined to roads with a speed limit of 35mph or less and must stay within 25 miles of the owner’s residence. Business use is permitted, but again the vehicle must stay within a radius of 25 miles from the place of business. There are no permitted low-speed utility vehicles in New Hampshire.
New JerseyNo recorded lawNew Jersey has no recorded state laws pertaining to the legality of kei trucks. Use of kei trucks is common, but may be prohibited by local laws. As such, owners are advised to check with local laws for guidelines on kei truck use.
New MexicoNo recorded lawNew Mexico has no recorded state laws pertaining to the legality of kei trucks. Use of kei trucks is common, but may be prohibited by local laws. As such, owners are advised to check with local laws for guidelines on kei truck use.
New YorkNo recorded lawNew York has no recorded state laws pertaining to the legality of kei trucks. Use of kei trucks is common, but may be prohibited by local laws. As such, owners are advised to check with local laws for guidelines on kei truck use.
North CarolinaNo recorded lawNorth Carolina has no recorded state laws pertaining to the legality of kei trucks. Use of kei trucks is common, but may be prohibited by local laws. As such, owners are advised to check with local laws for guidelines on kei truck use.
North DakotaLegal55 mphKei trucks are permitted on most paved roads in North Dakota, but may not exceed 55 mph and are disallowed on highways and roadways with a speed limit in excess of 65mph. Kei trucks must register as an off-highway vehicle, meaning that it is primarily used for off-road or agricultural use.
OhioLegal35 mphKei trucks are permitted on roads with speed limits of 35mph or less. However, the local ordinances may override this permission. Throughout the state, Kei vehicles cannot travel at a speed in excess of 35mph. Owners are advised to check with local laws for guidelines on kei truck use.
OklahomaLegalKei trucks are permitted on all roads in Oklahoma with the exception of highways and interstates.
OregonNo recorded lawOregon has no recorded state laws pertaining to the legality of kei trucks. Use of kei trucks is common, but may be prohibited by local laws. As such, owners are advised to check with local laws for guidelines on kei truck use.
PennsylvaniaNo recorded lawPennsylvania has no recorded state laws pertaining to the legality of kei trucks. Use of kei trucks is common, but may be prohibited by local laws. As such, owners are advised to check with local laws for guidelines on kei truck use.
Rhode IslandNo recorded lawRhode Island has no recorded state laws pertaining to the legality of kei trucks. Use of kei trucks is common, but may be prohibited by local laws. As such, owners are advised to check with local laws for guidelines on kei truck use.
South CarolinaNo recorded lawSouth Carolina has no recorded state laws pertaining to the legality of kei trucks. Use of kei trucks is common, but may be prohibited by local laws. As such, owners are advised to check with local laws for guidelines on kei truck use.
South DakotaNo recorded lawSouth Dakota has no recorded state laws pertaining to the legality of kei trucks. Use of kei trucks is common, but may be prohibited by local laws. As such, owners are advised to check with local laws for guidelines on kei truck use.
TennesseeLegal35 mphTennessee permits Kei trucks on streets with a speed limit of 40mph or less, though the trucks themselves are limited statewide to speeds of 35 mph or less. Counties and municipalities may allow for kei trucks within their jurisdiction. Kei trucks are prohibited on highways, interstates, and byways.
TexasNo recorded lawTexas has no recorded state laws pertaining to the legality of kei trucks. Use of kei trucks is common, but may be prohibited by local laws. As such, owners are advised to check with local laws for guidelines on kei truck use.
UtahLegal45 mphKei trucks are permitted on all Utah roads apart from highways, interstates, and byways. Local ordinances may add to these limitations. Throughout the state, kei vehicles must not exceed a top speed of 45mph.
VermontNo recorded lawVermont has no recorded state laws pertaining to the legality of kei trucks. Use of kei trucks is common, but may be prohibited by local laws. As such, owners are advised to check with local laws for guidelines on kei truck use.
VirginiaNo recorded lawVirginia has no recorded state laws pertaining to the legality of kei trucks. Use of kei trucks is common, but may be prohibited by local laws. As such, owners are advised to check with local laws for guidelines on kei truck use.
WashingtonNo recorded lawWashington has no recorded state laws pertaining to the legality of kei trucks. Use of kei trucks is common, but may be prohibited by local laws. As such, owners are advised to check with local laws for guidelines on kei truck use.
West VirginiaNo recorded lawWest Virginia has no recorded state laws pertaining to the legality of kei trucks. Use of kei trucks is common, but may be prohibited by local laws. As such, owners are advised to check with local laws for guidelines on kei truck use.
WisconsinNo recorded lawWisconsin has no recorded state laws pertaining to the legality of kei trucks. Use of kei trucks is common, but may be prohibited by local laws. As such, owners are advised to check with local laws for guidelines on kei truck use.
WyomingLegalWyoming regulations state that kei vehicles may use any road so long as the vehicle is able to reach the speed limit of said road. Kei trucks must also keep to the right hand lane and on the edge of the roadway. Additionally, local ordinances may limit access. Kei trucks must be listed as a multipurpose vehicle.
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Kei Truck Legal States 2023

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