The idea of off-rampers is new to many drivers.
And in some states, it’s illegal.
But it’s been on the books for a while, and many states have enacted some kind of ban on off-roads.
Now, a new law aims to put an end to that.
The legislation is called the National Off-Road Safety Standards Act of 2018.
It is signed into law by President Donald Trump.
It prohibits off-Road Vehicle (OTV) vehicles from being driven on public roads.
The legislation requires the owners of such vehicles to install a warning system that warns of the dangers off-trailers pose.
It also requires that all off-Trailers must have a warning sign that informs the driver that off-truck use is prohibited.
The bill requires that any vehicle with a gross weight of less than 2,500 pounds must have one.
States like Texas and Alabama already have some type of off road ban on trucks, but this law has the potential to become the largest in the country.
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While the bill requires the manufacturers of off vehicle trucks to install warning signs, many manufacturers have been lobbying hard to remove the warning system altogether.
Some of the manufacturers that lobbied for this bill have gone so far as to create their own versions of the warning signs that would be displayed on trucks.
And some manufacturers have even created new trucks with off-rail-vehicle capabilities.
In some states like Pennsylvania, a truck owner can be fined $1,000 for every violation of the law.
The National Off Road Safety Standards act has been signed into effect by President Trump.
The federal law was passed after a truck accident in Texas that killed 17-year-old Jacob S. Hager in 2017.
In the accident, a trailer hitch was struck by a tractor-trailer.
The trailer had been parked on a public highway.
The truck driver had a blood alcohol level of 0.19.
Hager was transported to the hospital and died in the hospital.
The driver of the tractor-tractor involved in the accident was cited with manslaughter and aggravated assault.
The other driver in the truck, 23-year old Robert E. Darden, was also cited with a Class A misdemeanor and convicted of driving while intoxicated.
The death of Hager sparked widespread protests and protests in Texas, but no one has been convicted of manslaughter or aggravated assault in connection with the incident.