New Wisconsin law could ban classic imports.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has proposed a new regulation to prohibit the registration of imported vehicles manufactured after 1967 that do not meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
U.S. law specifically exempts imported vehicles that are 25 years old and older from these safety standards. But the new Wisconsin proposal offers no such reasonable exemption.
"If passed, this law would not prohibit persons from importing a car if its 25 years are older," says Carmel Roberts, HVA's Director of Government Relations. "The problem is that you just couldn't register the vehicle in Wisconsin if it was originally manufactured for off-road use—such as European motor sport cars."
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