|Posted:||January 30, 2023 12:10 PM|
|From:||Representative Joe Kerwin|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Non OEM Vehicle Doors|
|In the near future, I plan to reintroduce House Bill 1725, from the 2021-2022 Legislative Session. This legislation will make driving vehicles without doors and with non-original equipment manufacturer (OEM) doors on Commonwealth roadways legal.
Currently, Pennsylvania is the only state where it is illegal to drive a vehicle (unless off-roading) without the doors that the vehicle came equipped with originally. However, many vehicles such as Jeeps are designed with easily removable doors and customization options. Popular options such as tube doors, half doors, and net doors allow for an open-air driving experience while also providing safety to the driver and passengers.
Under this legislation, in order to drive a vehicle without doors or non-OEM doors upon a roadway, the vehicle must have two properly functioning side mirrors, as well as requiring all occupants of the vehicle to wear a safety seat belt while the vehicle is operating. Additionally, a vehicle without doors cannot be operated on the road if any passenger is under the age of 16.
Please join me in supporting this legislation.
Introduced as HB75