So what is technically a motor vehicle?

July 14, 2009 4:29:54 AM PDT
What's got four wheels, a powerful engine and can go fast?

Well, the answer isn't just a car.

The Georgia Supreme Court is considering whether a riding lawn mower is technically a motor vehicle.

The court is hearing the appeal of a man sentenced to 10 years for felony motor vehicle theft for swiping a riding mower.

Lawyers say the legal definition of "motor vehicles" is about as murky as diesel exhaust.

The ruling could determine if everything from a golf cart to a race car can be consider a motor vehicle under the law.

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