Utah Entrepreneur Wants To Flag ATV Riders


A Draper, Utah, entrepreneur wants the state to require all ATV riders to display 8-foot-high flags while riding.

Company owner Steve Butler, who makes the $24.99 Helmet Flag kits, modeled one for state lawmakers Wednesday, according to the Deseret News.

The kit includes a plate, a short metal rod and an orange flag. The plate attaches to the helmet, and the flag-flying rod, which extends above the helmet, goes on the plate.

The Transportation Interim Committee approved proposed changes to a vehicle safety law that would let off-road vehicle riders wear flags on their helmets.

Utah law already requires safety flags on ORVs, including motorcycles, in some sand dunes such as Little Sahara Recreation Area. The flags must be 8 feet off the ground, and most people secure them to the vehicle, not the rider. But only children under age 18 have to wear helmets.

Sen. Brent Goodfellow, D-West Valley City, is sponsoring the changes.

Posted by Holly Wagner